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Improving Thermal Comfort in Residential Buildings Using Artificial Immune Systems

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In Proc. of Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2013.
With the fast development of information technol- ogy and increasingly prominent environmental problem, building comfort and energy management become the major tasks for an intelligent residential building system. According to statis- tical studies, people spend 80% of their lives in buildings. With increasingly conscious of their quality of life, occupants have sought to improve comfort in their living spaces. This paper presents an intelligent control system based on artificial immune system architecture to maintain the thermal comfort while reducing energy consumption. Specifically, a residential building is regarded as a human body and a comfortable thermal environment means the healthy state of body. Whenever outside factors disturb this state, which is analogous to the intrusion of pathogens, the immune system will work automatically to eliminate them and therefore to keep the proper state of the body. The intelligent system has been developed under a Java multi-agent platform named JADE and linked to a Matlab / Simulink environment implementing the mathematical thermal model. The experimental results show the advantages of our system comparing with two-position and PI control methods.
User comfort, residential buildings, artificial immune systems
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