Vipul Singhvi, Andreas Krause, Carlos Guestrin, James H. Garrett, H. Scott Matthews
ABSTRACTIncreasing user comfort and reducing operation costs have always been two primary objectives of building operations and control strategies. Current building control strategies are unable to incorporate occupant level comfort and meet the operation goals simultaneously. In this paper, we present a novel utility-based building control strategy that optimizes the tradeoff between meeting user comfort and reduction in operation cost by reducing energy usage. We present an implementation of the proposed ap…
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