VBD - Villes et Bâtiments Durables

Prediction and Intelligent Control with Simulation and Numerical Optimization – PRECCISION

PRECCISION project aims at developing software components including modeling tools based on building physics, model reduction techniques, identification and inverse modeling methods and optimization algorithms. Some developments will also concern a software front-end in order to provide useful information to the occupant or building manager, involving them in the control loop.
In order to demonstrate the feasibility, the developed software tools and associated hardware will be implemented and tested in real life buildings. Three experimental platforms will be used: an unoccupied house for experimental validation needs (INCAS research platform); an occupied well-instrumented building (the PREDIS/MHI platform); finally, an occupied retrofitted apartment building that will provide useful information about the acceptability of the impact on the inhabitants.

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TO BE COMPLETED

1. Nils ARTIGES, Alexandre NASSIOPOULOS, Franck VIAL, Benoit DELINCHANT, “Optimal control and sensitivity analysis of a building using adjoint methods”, BSO’14, Building Simulation and Optimization Conference, 23-24 June, London, England, 2014

2. Audrey Le Mounier, Benoît Delinchant, Stéphane Ploix, “Determination of relevant model structures for self-learning energy management system”, BSO’14, Building Simulation and Optimization Conference, 23-24 June, London, England, 2014

3. Nils Artiges, Benoît Delinchant, Alexandre Nassiopoulos, Franck Vial « Commande optimale et analyse de sensibilité par méthode adjointe pour l'identification paramétrique de modèles du bâtiment », IBPSA 2014, 20 - 21 mai 2014, Arras

4. Maxime Robillart, Patrick Schalbart, Bruno Peuportier, Elaboration de lois heuristiques à partir de la programmation dynamique: application à l’effacement de la consommation électrique de pointe dans les bâtiments performants, Conférence IBPSA France, Arras, mai 2014

5. Audrey LE MOUNIER, Benoit DELINCHANT, Stephane PLOIX « Choix de structures de modèles pertinentes pour l’identification des systèmes de gestion d’énergie», IBPSA 2014, 20 - 21 mai 2014, Arras

Submission summary

Objectives, originality and novelty of the project
In order to reduce the economic, environmental and energy impact of building usage it is necessary to improve the performance of the envelope as well as the HVAC systems so as to exploit local renewable energy. However, the more the design aims for high performance, the more the interactions and coupling effects between the building, its environment and the conditions of use are important. Real consumptions and comfort level depend on the way the building is controlled while it gets more and more difficult to define in an intuitive way an optimal building management strategy. In order to ensure the best thermal comfort to occupants without deteriorating the actual performance of the building, the later should constantly adapt to changing use and environmental conditions based on a prediction of its future state and the forecast of variables like energy price or CO2 emissions associated with energy use, etc.
PRECCISION project aims at bringing scientific and technical solutions to improve building energy management systems in order to fulfill these requirements. We will develop new methods and tools to analyze in real-time the building’s energy behavior and to control it, either by acting directly on the systems configuration or by providing the user or the building manager with useful information about the building state.

The project
PRECCISION project aims at developing software components including modeling tools based on building physics, model reduction techniques, identification and inverse modeling methods and optimization algorithms. Some developments will also concern a software front-end in order to provide useful information to the occupant or building manager, involving them in the control loop.
In order to demonstrate the feasibility, the developed software tools and associated hardware will be implemented and tested in real life buildings. Three experimental platforms will be used: an unoccupied house for experimental validation needs (INCAS research platform); an occupied well-instrumented building (the PREDIS/MHI platform); finally, an occupied retrofitted apartment building that will provide useful information about the acceptability of the impact on the inhabitants.

Organisation and Consortium
The consortium brings together building physics specialists (Armines CEP, I2M TREFLE, CEA INES, IFSTTAR), a company specialized on multiphysics systems modeling (LMS IMAGINE), two teams in the areas of software frameworks for optimization of thermal and electric systems (Grenoble-INP), the VESTA-System startup specialized on software solutions for energy system optimization and the DeltaDore group, service and software supplier for energy management of buildings.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Alexandre NASSIOPOULOS (Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l'aménagement et des réseaux) – alexandre.nassiopoulos@ifsttar.fr

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

Partner

I2M Institut de Mécanique et Ingénierie de Bordeaux
INPG G2ELAB & G-SCOP
VESTA-SYSTEM VESTA-SYSTEM
IFSTTAR Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l'aménagement et des réseaux
ARMINES ARMINES - CEP
CEA-INES Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternaltives - Institut National de l'Energie Solaire
LMS LMS Imagine
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
DELTA DORE DeltaDore

Help of the ANR 939,002 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: January 2013 - 36 Months

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