Performance optimization of HVAC systems with computational intelligence algorithms

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-380
Journal / PublicationEnergy and Buildings
Volume81
Online published21 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Abstract

A model for minimization of HVAC energy consumption and room temperature ramp rate is presented. A data-driven approach is employed to construct the relationship between input and output parameters using data collected from a commercial building. Computational intelligence algorithms are applied to solve the non-parametric model. Experiments are conducted to analyze performance of the three computational intelligence algorithms. The experiment results indicate that particle swarm optimization and harmony search algorithms are suitable for solving the proposed optimization model. Three case studies of HVAC performance optimization based on simulation are presented. The computational results demonstrate that simultaneous minimization of energy and room temperature ramp rate is more beneficial than minimization of energy only. The proposed approach is implemented to demonstrate its capability of saving energy. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Data mining, Energy optimization, Evolutionary algorithm, Harmony search algorithm, HVAC system, Particle swarm optimization

Citation Format(s)

Performance optimization of HVAC systems with computational intelligence algorithms. / He, Xiaofei; Zhang, Zijun; Kusiak, Andrew.
In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 81, 10.2014, p. 371-380.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review