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Title: Cost optimization for buildings with hybrid ventilation systems

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.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1420777
Assignee:
Siemens Corporation (Iselin, NJ) DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,892,472
Application Number:
13/763,826
Contract Number:
EE0003843
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 11
Research Org:
Siemens Corporation, Iselin, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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