This paper presents conceptual control solution for reliable and energy efficient operation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems used in large volume building applications, e.g. warehouse facilities or exhibition centres. Advanced two-level scalable control solution, designed to extend capabilities of the existing low-level control strategies via remote internet connection, is presented. The high-level, supervisory controller is based on Model Predictive Control (MPC) architecture, which is the state-of-the-art for indoor climate control systems. The innovative approach benefits from using passive heating and cooling control strategies for reducing the HVAC system operational costs, while ensuring that required environmental conditions are met.
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Oswiecinska, A., Hibbs, J., Zajic, I., & Burnham, K. (2015). Towards energy efficient operation of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems via advanced supervisory control design. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 659, . https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/659/1/012030