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Enhancing Comfort of Occupants in Energy Buildings


As buildings contribute significantly towards global energy consumption, it is essential that the occupants receive the best comfort without utilising further energy. This work treats building, environment and the occupants as a system, which presents the context and the occupants also provide their comfort criteria to a black box for yielding the a schedule of actions (opening/closing of doors/windows) for optimal comfort. The physical state of an office, situated in France, is recorded over a span of 100 days. This data is utilised by a physical model of the building to simulate the indoor ambience based on random sets of user actions from which an optimal schedule is obtained, representing equally best trade-off among minimal thermal and CO2 based air quality dissatisfaction. Results indicate that adopting the proposed schedule of user actions can efficiently enhance the occupants comfort.
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hal-01865292 , version 1 (31-08-2018)


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Monalisa Pal, Amr Alzouhri Alyafi, Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Stéphane Ploix, Patrick Reignier. Enhancing Comfort of Occupants in Energy Buildings. Operations Research and Optimization, pp.1-11, 2018. ⟨hal-01865292⟩
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