Brief: Demonstrated Energy Savings through Supervisory Control for Building 14


Publication Date: September 11, 2012

“In commercial buildings, significant amounts of energy are consumed by the HVAC system. Constrained optimization-based control for building HVAC systems has recently received significant attention for its potential to reduce energy consumption. The most popular and practical optimization-based control strategy is model-predictive control (MPC). MPC utilizes a dynamic system model and an optimization algorithm to predict the future behavior of a plant (e.g., building and systems) and make decisions on control inputs (e.g., set-points) that minimize a certain cost function (e.g., energy).”

Consortium Member(s): The Pennsylvania State University

Project contact: CBEI

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