Modelling and PID Control of HVAC System According to Energy Efficiency and Comfort Criteria

  • Carlos Blasco
  • Javier Monreal
  • Ignacio Benítez
  • Andrés Lluna
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 12)


This article describes the work being developed concerning the optimization of climate conditions in office buildings by the use of modeling and simulation tools to define the building’s energy demand, and the design and implementation of PID controls for the different control areas of the HVAC system, whose parameters have been adjusted based on simulation. To perform these studies, different simulation tools have been combined to obtain a model of the entire system: design of building and building’s energy demand in HVAC with Google SketchUp and EnergyPlus using a complete year of simulation with weather conditions of the building’s location, and HVAC system modeling with Dymola. These different tools have been combined with BCVTB co-simulation platform. A physical implementation is being finished by the deployment of distributed temperature and humidity sensors along the building. The measured data will be used to fine tune the PID controller parameters previously designed in the modeling stage.


Heat Pump Building Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory HVAC System Modeling Building Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Blasco
    • 1
  • Javier Monreal
    • 1
  • Ignacio Benítez
    • 1
  • Andrés Lluna
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Technological InstitutePaternaSpain

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