SMART buildings: intelligent software agents : building occupants leading the energy system

W. Zeiler, M.A. Houten, van, G. Boxem

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To further reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings, intelligent building control offers new possibilities. Intelligent Software Agents (ISA) can be implemented at different levels of building automation. Individual agents for individual climate control for each user of the building in combination with feedback on the energy consumption (costs) leads to better acceptance of the individual comfort and a reduction of the energy consumption. ISA’s at room level with knowledge of the actual weather situation and orientation of the windows, improves efficiency of the used available energy resources of a building and this leads to better energy performance at lower costs. The technology was tested in field tests at different office buildings in the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability in Energy and Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB’09)
EditorsR.J. Howlett, L.C. Jain, S.H. Lee
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-03454-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-03453-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Eventconference; SEB'09; 2009-04-29; 2009-05-01 -
Duration: 29 Apr 20091 May 2009


Conferenceconference; SEB'09; 2009-04-29; 2009-05-01

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