Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 104, Issue 1, pp 235–257 | Cite as

An Enhanced Approach of Artificial Bee Colony for Energy Management in Energy Efficient Residential Building

  • Fazli WahidEmail author
  • Rozaida GhazaliEmail author
  • Lokman Hakim Ismail


The residential sector consumes the largest amount of total energy produced by different energy production resources. Therefore, an effective energy management and control system is required for residential buildings to utilize the energy resources in an efficient manner. The primary objective of energy management and control system is to improve the energy efficiency and achieve the occupant’s preferred indoor environmental comfort. Many approaches have been proposed in the literature to effectively manage the energy systems in residential buildings. In this paper, a new approach of Artificial Bee Colony with Knowledge Base (ABC-KB) is proposed for the management of power and occupant’s preferred environment inside the residential building. The complete energy efficient and user-friendly model has different components in which ABC-KB was used for the optimization purpose, whereas the status of different actuators was controlled using fuzzy controllers. The experimental results show that the developed system significantly enhances the energy efficiency and occupant’s comfort inside the residential building as compared to some previously proposed approaches. The model has shown efficiency in achieving high comfort index along with the minimized energy consumption.


Artificial bee colony User comfort Energy management Fuzzy controller 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn MalaysiaBatu PahatMalaysia
  2. 2.Soft Computing Data Mining Research Centre (SCDM)Batu PahatMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn MalaysiaBatu PahatMalaysia

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