This section provides downloads and links to articles, papers, reports and diagrams, plus relevant and related guides.
The project deliverables will also be accessible here, and shall be added to whilst the project progresses.
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This long-awaited paper is a review about MPC in buildings involving a large collaboration of partners from different institutions, a work that started a year and half ago.
Our partners from KU Leuven, Lieve Helsen and Iago Cupeiro Figuera collaborated on this paper, along with colleagues Javier Arroyo, with special focus in the objective function and estimator parts of the paper. There is a section on real implementation where the information is revisited by a former master thesis student Enric Perarnau.
It has been proven that advanced building control, like model predictive control (MPC), can notably reduce the energy use and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. However, despite intensive research efforts, the practical applications are still in the early stages. There is a growing need for multidisciplinary education on advanced control methods in the built environment to be accessible for a broad range of researchers and practitioners with different engineering backgrounds. This paper provides a unified framework for model predictive building control technology with focus on the real-world applications. From a theoretical point of view, this paper presents an overview of MPC formulations for building control, modeling paradigms and model types, together with algorithms necessary for real-life implementation.Download the paper here
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As a part of hybridGEOTABS project, Libeznice school is one of several demonstration cases that employs geothermal heat pump with Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) combined with Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithms for heating and cooling. Benefits and potential of such a system is presented in this article.
The whole October Journal can be downloaded here:
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Our consortium partners, Héctor Cano Esteban, Qian Wang, Jan Hoogmartens and Ongun Berk Kazanci introduce hybrid MPC GEOTABS and its key modules, and their optimisation in the REHVA Journal's February 2019 edition.
As the second article of a serial of project disseminations, this paper introduces the working principle of hybridGEOTABS, as well as their main components/modules. The optimization approach of key modules in common practice is also discussed. This article aims at providing a basic knowledge of the concept as a preparation for the up-coming optimization development and integration of the involved key modules.
Subjects wthin the article focus on:
Hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems : TABS and its optimization approach
Heat pump and secondary system module and its optimization
Geothermal and renewable supply module optimization
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Installatie & Bouw April 2018 (p40-14) features an article by our consortium partner Filip Jorissen on MPC at Solarwind (Dutch)