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Energy and Buildings
This paper presents an investigation of how Model Predictive Control (MPC) and weather predictions can increase the energy efficiency in Integrated Room Automation (IRA) while respecting occupant comfort. IRA deals with the simultaneous control of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) as well as blind positioning and electric lighting of a building zone such that the room temperature as well as CO 2 and luminance levels stay within given comfort ranges. MPC is an advanced controldoi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.09.022 fatcat:bserp6oetrbazmipge5lzwhble