Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

Living Edition
| Editors: John Baillieul, Tariq Samad

Building Control Systems

  • Prof.James E. Braun
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_185-1


This entry provides an overview of systems and issues related to providing optimized controls for commercial buildings. It includes a description of the evolution of the control systems over time, typical equipment and control variables, typical two-level hierarchal structure for feedback and supervisory control, definition of the optimal supervisory control problem, references to typical heuristic control approaches, and a description of current and future developments.


Energy management and controls systems (EMCS) Building automation systems (BAS) Intelligent building controls Cooling plant optimization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Herrick Professor of EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteIN, USA