Advanced Decision Making for HVAC Engineers

Creating Energy Efficient Smart Buildings

  • Javad Khazaii

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Basics of Heat Transfer, Load Calculation, and Energy Modeling

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  3. High Energy Consuming HVAC Applications

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  4. Advanced Decision Making Strategies

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  5. Buildings of the Future

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-191

About this book


This book focuses on some of the most energy-consuming HVAC systems; illuminating huge opportunities for energy savings in buildings that operate with these systems. The main discussion is on, cutting-edge decision making approaches, and algorithms in: decision making under uncertainty, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, agent based modeling, and game theory. These methods are applied to HVAC systems, in order to help designers select the best options among the many available pathways for designing and the building of HVAC systems and applications. The discussion further evolves to depict how the buildings of the future can incorporate these advanced decision-making algorithms to become autonomous and truly ‘smart’.


energy efficient HVAC design HVAC design heating smart buildings heating, ventilation and cooling cooling smart buildings green building design HVAC in green buildings energy efficient buildings sustainable HVAC energy efficient building management

Authors and affiliations

  • Javad Khazaii
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  1. 1.Engineering DepartmentKennesaw State University (Marietta Campus)MariettaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33327-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33328-1
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