Comparison of the performance of fuzzy controllers for the management of the indoor environment


Five fuzzy controllers ( proportional, proportional-integral-derivative, proportional-integral, proportional-derivative, and adaptive proportional-derivative ) were evaluated for building environmental control, including heating, cooling, air quality ( carbon dioxide content ), and lighting. The simulations were performed using a previously developed model. All controllers satisfactorily controlled the indoor comfort requirements, and reduced energy consumption by eliminating overshoots and oscillations. The fuzzy P controller gave the lowest energy consumption. 19 refs.

Primary author(s): Kolokotsa D

Source: Build.Environ.

             Vol.38, No.12, 2003, p.1439-1450          




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