Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Mahdavi, M. Schuss, C. Pröglhöf, K. Orehounig:
"A contemporary interpretation of energy-efficient passive environmental controls in buildings";
Talk: Sustainable Development Of Energy, Water And Environment Systems / 2011 / Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia; 2011-09-25 - 2011-09-29; in: "Sustainable Development Of Energy, Water And Environment Systems / 2011 / Croatia", Z. Bogdan et al. (ed.); Universität mit wissenschaftlichem Lektorat, 1/2011 (2011), Paper ID 157, 8 pages.

English abstract:
This paper presents the implementation of a novel predictive control approach toward the utilization of passive cooling in buildings. Thereby, numeric simulation is deployed as an integral part of the control logic to predict future implications of alternative control options (alternative positions of windows, shades, etc.) and identify the best performing control option. A genetic algorithm was developed to generate a manageable set of alternative options from the corpus of all possible control actions at any given time. Five rooms in two office buildings in Austria were used to test this method. The paper describes the approach and implementation in detail and presents the results.

German abstract:
see english version

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