Technologies toward thermal comfort-based and energy-efficient HVAC systems: A review

Wenqi Guo, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

This paper reviews thermal comfort based control strategies for modern commercial buildings with heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. In order to make HVAC systems more energy-efficient, better system operations and control algorithms for HVAC systems are demanded. Research conducted predominately within the last decade suggests that commercial building HVAC significantly influences the health, satisfaction, and productivity of the building occupants. This paper also projects the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to enhance energy efficiency of HVAC systems as well as provides comfortable environment to assure occupants' productivities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009
Pages3883-3888
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 14 2009

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/11/0910/14/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • Control
  • Heating
  • Ventilating
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Wireless sensors

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