Bachelor's thesis Maguns Daum
Simulative implementation of a new optimization algorithm in a building energy system
The E.ON Energy Research Center is a unique building, which was built with the idea being a research object in itself. On the one hand it is equipped with several energy systems for testing their cooperation and to advance their technologies. On the other hand, it can be used to research indoor climate and energy-efficient households, which is the main objective of the Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate (EBC).
One of the current tasks is "Local4Global" project. It serves the purpose of combining the climate control strategies for separate rooms of the building into a combined regulation strategy for a group of rooms. This is done in order to optimize the energy consumption of the overall system as a whole, or in other words, global.
This project is advanced in collaboration with several institutes spread over the whole EU. An optimization algorithm for combining control strategies of several rooms was developed by the Information Technologies Institute, which is part of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece.
Within the scope of this bachelor thesis, the effectiveness of this optimization algorithm is to be assessed by simulating its application to climate-control strategies of three conference rooms as well as three offices of the E.ON ERC building.