Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) consume nearly one-third of household energy in the United States. The optimization of the control parameters in HVAC equipment allows for a reduction in energy consumption. In this study, a supervisory control method is applied to a lumped parameter model of an HVAC system of interest containing a chiller and three dampers. The method determines the choice of control parameters that minimize the energy consumption for 1000 sampled steady-state loads. An energy savings of 39% was achieved using the method in this study compared to the base case.
- Advanced Energy Systems Division and Solar Energy Division
Optimization of Equipment Control Parameters to Minimize HVAC Energy Consumption
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Wemhoff, AP. "Optimization of Equipment Control Parameters to Minimize HVAC Energy Consumption." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Parts A, B, and C. Washington, DC, USA. August 7–10, 2011. pp. 35-40. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2011-54063
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