Intelligent Building Control Systems

A Survey of Modern Building Control and Sensing Strategies

  • John T. Wen
  • Sandipan Mishra

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. John T. Wen, Sandipan Mishra
    Pages 1-8
  3. Building Level Design and Control Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Petr Stluka, Girija Parthasarathy, Steve Gabel, Tariq Samad
      Pages 11-43
    3. Marco Pritoni, David M. Auslander
      Pages 45-69
  4. The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Bryan P. Rasmussen, Christopher Price, Justin Koeln, Bryan Keating, Andrew Alleyne
      Pages 73-103
    3. Daniel J. Burns, Claus Danielson, Stefano Di Cairano, Christopher R. Laughman, Scott A. Bortoff
      Pages 105-137
    4. Justin Koeln, Bryan Keating, Andrew Alleyne, Christopher Price, Bryan P. Rasmussen
      Pages 139-166
    5. Sarah M. Koehler, Frank Chuang, Yudong Ma, Allan Daly, Francesco Borrelli
      Pages 167-189
    6. Santosh K. Gupta, Koushik Kar
      Pages 191-217
  5. Beyond HVAC: Lighting, Grid, and Distributed Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. M. H. Toufiq Imam, Sina Afshari, Sandipan Mishra
      Pages 221-251
    3. Alessandra Parisio, Marco Molinari, Damiano Varagnolo, Karl H. Johansson
      Pages 253-291
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 311-313

About this book


Readers of this book will be shown how, with the adoption of ubiquituous sensing, extensive data-gathering and forecasting, and building-embedded advanced actuation, intelligent building systems with the ability to respond to occupant preferences in a safe and energy-efficient manner are becoming a reality. The articles collected present a holistic perspective on the state of the art and current research directions in building automation, advanced sensing and control, including:

  • model-based and model-free control design for temperature control;
  • smart lighting systems;
  • smart sensors and actuators (such as smart thermostats, lighting fixtures and HVAC equipment with embedded intelligence); and
  • energy management, including consideration of grid connectivity and distributed intelligence.

These articles are both educational for practitioners and graduate students interested in design and implementation, and foundational for researchers interested in understanding the state of the art and the challenges that must be overcome in realizing the potential benefits of smart building systems. This edited volume also includes case studies from implementation of these algorithms/sensing strategies in to-scale building systems. These demonstrate the benefits and pitfalls of using smart sensing and control for enhanced occupant comfort and energy efficiency.


Intelligent Building Systems Building Automation and Control Model Predictive Control Control of Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Systems HVAC Control Intelligent Sensing Smart Lightning Systems Building Management Systems Smart Buildings Smart Grid Internet of Things Ubiquitous sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • John T. Wen
    • 1
  • Sandipan Mishra
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68461-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68462-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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