Special Issue on “Modelling, control, optimization and monitoring of energy-efficient buildings” in Journal of Process Control

Energy Efficient Buildings Special Issue,

Journal of Process Control, Volume 24, Issue 6, Pages 701-1024 (June 2014)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2014.06.001

The topic of optimized building operation has attracted considerable interest in the research community. This growing interest and importance has motivated the Journal of Process Control Editorial Board to suggest a special issue on “Modelling, control, optimization and monitoring of energy-efficient buildings”. Thirteen papers were accepted and included in this special issue.

The BaaS project has contributed to this special issue with the paper entitled Intelligent BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems) design using detailed thermal simulation models and surrogate-based stochastic optimization, Kontes et. al., Pages 846-855, ISSN 0959-1524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2014.04.003.

BaaS presents in this paper an online process where a stochastic optimization algorithm utilizing a detailed thermal simulation model of the building along with historical sensor measurements and weather and occupancy forecasts is used to design effective control strategies for a predefined period. A detailed description of the methodology is provided and the proposed approach is evaluated on a heating experiment conducted in a real building located in Greece.