Cost Effective Building Retrofit

Publication Title: Cost Effective Building Retrofit through Robust Control and Scalable Algorithms

Consortium Member(s): Purdue University

Project Contact: James E. Braun

Date: January 31, 2013

CBEI developed and demonstrated a set of tools and approaches for generating and implementing building-specific control algorithms that minimize energy consumption and energy costs while maintaining occupant comfort. The general approach involves the use of model-based predictive control (MPC) with reduced-order models and inverse (data-driven) models for the building envelope, indoor environment, and plant.