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Supervisory and optimal control of building HVAC systems: A review

Journal Article


Abstract


  • HVAC systems are the major energy consumers in buildings. Operation and control of HVAC systems

    have significant impacts on the energy or cost efficiency of buildings besides their designs.

    Buildings nowadays are mostly equipped with comprehensive building automation systems (BASs)

    and building energy management control systems (EMCSs) that allow the possibility of enhancing

    and optimizing the operation and control of HVAC systems. Supervisory and optimal control,

    which addresses the energy or cost-efficient control of HVAC systems while providing the desired

    indoor comfort and healthy environment under the dynamic working conditions, is attracting more

    attention of the building professionals and the society and provides incentives to make more efforts

    in developing more extensive and robust control methods for HVAC systems. This paper provides

    a framework for categorizing the main supervisory and optimal control methods and optimization

    techniques developed and/or utilized in the HVAC field. The application characteristics of each

    control method and optimization technique are also identified and compared. A comprehensive

    overall review of the state of the art of the research and development, as well as application of

    supervisory and optimal control, in HVAC systems is also presented.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Wang, S. & Ma, Z. (2008). Supervisory and optimal control of building HVAC systems: A review. HVAC&R Research, 14 (1), 3-32.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-38649125566

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/5414

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 29

Start Page


  • 3

End Page


  • 32

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • HVAC systems are the major energy consumers in buildings. Operation and control of HVAC systems

    have significant impacts on the energy or cost efficiency of buildings besides their designs.

    Buildings nowadays are mostly equipped with comprehensive building automation systems (BASs)

    and building energy management control systems (EMCSs) that allow the possibility of enhancing

    and optimizing the operation and control of HVAC systems. Supervisory and optimal control,

    which addresses the energy or cost-efficient control of HVAC systems while providing the desired

    indoor comfort and healthy environment under the dynamic working conditions, is attracting more

    attention of the building professionals and the society and provides incentives to make more efforts

    in developing more extensive and robust control methods for HVAC systems. This paper provides

    a framework for categorizing the main supervisory and optimal control methods and optimization

    techniques developed and/or utilized in the HVAC field. The application characteristics of each

    control method and optimization technique are also identified and compared. A comprehensive

    overall review of the state of the art of the research and development, as well as application of

    supervisory and optimal control, in HVAC systems is also presented.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Wang, S. & Ma, Z. (2008). Supervisory and optimal control of building HVAC systems: A review. HVAC&R Research, 14 (1), 3-32.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-38649125566

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/5414

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 29

Start Page


  • 3

End Page


  • 32

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 1