Journal Article

Control strategies for indoor environment quality and energy efficiency—a review

Y. Song, S. Wu and Y. Y. Yan

in International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies

Volume 10, issue 3, pages 305-312
Published in print September 2015 | ISSN: 1748-1317
Published online June 2013 | e-ISSN: 1748-1325 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctt051

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The demand for better indoor environment has led to a wide use of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. However, this demanding cannot be sustained without a strategy to reduce the energy consumption of HVAC systems. Employing advanced HVAC control is one of the strategies to maintain high-quality indoor thermal comfort with low energy consumption. This paper reviews the development of control technologies for HVAC systems. It summarizes the problems in existing reviews and gives a future perspective on HVAC control systems for occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

Keywords: control strategy; Fuzzy PID; occupant comfort; energy efficiency; air conditioning

Journal Article.  4716 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Energy Technology

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