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Energy Saving by Means of Fuzzy Systems

  • José R. Villar
  • Enrique de la Cal
  • Javier Sedano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4881)

Abstract

It is well known that global sustainability must begin with human actions. A reduction of the consumed energy in the heating systems is one of such possible actions. The higher the society prosperity the higher the required houses comfort, and the higher amount of energy. In Spain it is especially important as the construction rate is almost the half of that in Europe. To save energy is urgent, which means that the energy losses must be reduced.

In this paper, a multi agent system solution for the reduction of the energy consumption in heating systems of houses is presented. A control central unit (CCU) responsible of minimising the energy consumption interacts with the heaters. The CCU includes a Fuzzy Model (FM) and a Fuzzy controller (FC) and makes use of the concept of energy balance to distribute the energy between the heaters.

Results show the proposed system as a very promising solution for energy saving and comfort tracking in houses. This solution is the preliminary study to be included in a heating system product of a local company.

Keywords

Energy Saving Fuzzy System Multiagent System Fuzzy Model Fuzzy Controller 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José R. Villar
    • 1
  • Enrique de la Cal
    • 1
  • Javier Sedano
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science Department, University of Oviedo, GijónSpain
  2. 2.Electromechanic Engineering Department, University of Burgos, BurgosSpain

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