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A Stable Energy Saving Adaptive Control Scheme for Building Heating and Cooling Systems

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This paper presents a stable, nonlinear, adaptive control scheme for building heating and cooling systems. The proposed controller utilizes the principle of adaptive one step ahead control and aims at reducing the energy consumed for heating or cooling a building. The design steps are discussed in details and a proof of global stability is also provided. Also, the performance of the proposed controller is demonstrated on a simulated building thermal model.

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Chaudhry, S. and Das, M. (2014) A Stable Energy Saving Adaptive Control Scheme for Building Heating and Cooling Systems. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2, 14-25. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2014.25002.

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