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Systems and methods for controlling energy use during a demand limiting period

United States Patent

April 26, 2016
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Systems and methods for limiting power consumption by a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) subsystem of a building are shown and described. A feedback controller is used to generate a manipulated variable based on an energy use setpoint and a measured energy use. The manipulated variable may be used for adjusting the operation of an HVAC device.
Wenzel; Michael J. (Oak Creek, WI), Drees; Kirk H. (Cedarburg, WI)
Johnson Controls Technology Company (Holland, MI)
14/ 493,053
September 22, 2014
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under DE-EE0003982 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.