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Cost optimization for buildings with hybrid ventilation systems

United States Patent

February 13, 2018
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A method including: computing a total cost for a first zone in a building, wherein the total cost is equal to an actual energy cost of the first zone plus a thermal discomfort cost of the first zone; and heuristically optimizing the total cost to identify temperature setpoints for a mechanical heating/cooling system and a start time and an end time of the mechanical heating/cooling system, based on external weather data and occupancy data of the first zone.
Ji; Kun (Plainsboro, NJ), Lu; Yan (West Windsor, NJ)
Siemens Corporation (Iselin, NJ)
13/ 763,826
February 11, 2013
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS This invention is partially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant DE-EE-0003843. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention