Comfort Control in Buildings

  • María del Mar Castilla
  • José Domingo Álvarez
  • Francisco Rodríguez
  • Manuel Berenguel

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. María del Mar Castilla, José Domingo Álvarez, Francisco Rodríguez Diaz, Manuel Berenguel
    Pages 1-12
  3. María del Mar Castilla, José Domingo Álvarez, Francisco Rodríguez Diaz, Manuel Berenguel
    Pages 13-37
  4. María del Mar Castilla, José Domingo Álvarez, Francisco Rodríguez Diaz, Manuel Berenguel
    Pages 39-78
  5. María del Mar Castilla, José Domingo Álvarez, Francisco Rodríguez Diaz, Manuel Berenguel
    Pages 79-142
  6. María del Mar Castilla, José Domingo Álvarez, Francisco Rodríguez Diaz, Manuel Berenguel
    Pages 143-218
  7. María del Mar Castilla, José Domingo Álvarez, Francisco Rodríguez Diaz, Manuel Berenguel
    Pages 219-234
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-237

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to research comfort control inside buildings, and how this can be achieved through low energy consumption. It presents a comprehensive exploration of the design, development and implementation of several advanced control systems that maintain users' comfort (thermal and indoor air quality) whilst minimizing energy consumption. The book includes a detailed account of the latest cutting edge developments in this area, and presents several control systems based on Model Predictive Control approaches. Real-life examples are provided, and the book is supplemented by illustrations, tables, all of which facilitate understanding of the text.

Energy consumption in buildings (residential and non-residential) represents almost the half of the total world energy consumption, and they are also responsible for approximately 35% of CO2 emissions. For these reasons, the reduction of energy consumption associated with the construction and use of buildings, and the increase of energy efficiency in their climatic refurbishment are frequently studied topics in academia and industry. As the productivity of users is directly related to their comfort, a middle ground needs to be found between comfort of users and energy efficiency. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to develop innovation and technology which can provide comfortable environments with minimum energy consumption. This book is intended for researchers interested in control engineering, energy and bioclimatic buildings, and for architects and process control engineers. It is also accessible to postgraduate students embarking on a career in this area, particularly those studying architecture.

Keywords

Comfort, Control Techniques and Applications Energy Efficiency in Buildings Indoor Environment Control Model Predictive Control Renewable Energy in Buildings Thermal, Visual and Air Quality Comfort

Authors and affiliations

  • María del Mar Castilla
    • 1
  • José Domingo Álvarez
    • 2
  • Francisco Rodríguez
    • 3
  • Manuel Berenguel
    • 4
  1. 1.Systems Engineering and Automatic Control - CIESOLUniversity of AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Automation and Systems TechnologyUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain
  3. 3.Systems Engineering and Automatic Control - CIESOLUniversity of AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain
  4. 4.Systems Engineering and Automatic Control - CIESOLUniversity of AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6347-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6346-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6347-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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