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Applications in HVAC Systems

  • Albert Ting-pat So
  • Wai Lok Chan
Part of the The International Series on Asian Studies in Computer and Information Science book series (ASIS, volume 5)

Abstract

As mentioned in the chapter 7, HVAC systems are the major electricity consumers in modern commercial buildings, up to 50% of the total consumption. Therefore, over the years, there have been many applications of artificial intelligence in this area of building systems in order to improve response rate, save energy and reduce life cycle cost. In this chapter, we shall look at knowledge-based design, expert system based maintenance, system identification based control, computer vision based control, neural network based control, static fuzzy logic based and self-learning fuzzy logic based controls etc.

Keywords

Fuzzy Controller HVAC System ASHRAE Transaction Conditioned Space Relative Humidity Profile 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Ting-pat So
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wai Lok Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Controls Intelligent Building Research CentreCity University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongChina

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