Building Simulation: An International Journal

Article Title

Optimization based integrated control of building HVAC system


HVAC system, control strategy, optimization, energy savings, building energy systems


Improving the control strategy of building HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) systems can lead to significant energy savings while preserving human comfort requirements. This paper focuses on the analysis of the optimal control strategy of the whole HVAC system itself (such as set point value curves for different parts, number control curves of different components) and the followed operating curves of each equipment and device. In order to have a better understanding of the optimal control strategy, performances of the conventional control strategies widely used in China are also shown in this paper.


Tsinghua University Press