Using occupant-centric control for commercial HVAC systems

Burak Gunay, Zoltan Nagy, Clayton Miller, Mohamed Ouf, Bing Dong

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Abstract

Occupant-centric controls (OCC) are defined in a new position paper1 as an indoor climate control approach whereby occupancy and occupant comfort information are used in the sequences of operation of building energy systems. In addition to basic OCC techniques that have been adopted by building codes,2,3 more advanced algorithms have been implemented to reduce energy use and cost and to improve occupant comfort and indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Commercial solutions tailored for OCC applications also have begun to emerge. This article categorizes information available for OCC implementations into six information grades (IGs) formed by three levels for occupant data and two for spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-40
Number of pages11
JournalASHRAE Journal
Volume63
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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