Group at Argonne National Laboratory is currently
developing and testing novel concepts on real-time energy management
(EM) for building systems. In particular, we are interested in
developing proactive EM systems that can help commercial buildings
become active participants in next-generation electricity markets.
Proactive EM systems enable the anticipation
trends and enable the prediction of HVAC loads and
potential. This information enables the dynamic
coordination of electricity prices and the thermal mass of the
building. In conjuction with BuildingIQ, we are developing and testing
some of our
concepts in real commercial buildings. In this website you will find
some of our reports and findings. As part of this vision, we are
also developing uncertainty quantification techniques for occupancy
estimation and measurement and verification.
Savings with Proactive EM System Deployment at Argonne's APS Office Building
CO2 Profiles at
Argonne's APS Office Building
- Zavala, V. M. Inference of Building
Occupancy Signals Using Moving Horizon Esitmation and Fourier
Submitted, 2012. [pdf]
- Heo,Y.; Graziano, D.;
V.M.; Dickinson, P.; Kamrath, M. and Kirshenbaum, M.; Cost-effective Measurement and
Verification Method for Determining Energy Savings under Uncertainty.
- Heo, Y. and
Zavala, V. M. Gaussian Process Modeling for Measurement
and Verification of Building Energy Savings.
Energy & Buildings,
53, pp.7-18, 2012.
An Utopia-Tracking Approach. Simbuild,
- Zavala, V. M. Real-Time
Optimization Strategies for Building Systems. In
- Zavala, V. M., Skow,
D., Celinski, T. and P. Dickinson. Techno-Economic
Evaluation of a Next-Generation Building Energy Management System.
Argonne National Laboratory,
- Zavala, V. M.;
Constantinescu, E. M.; Krause,
T.; and Anitescu,
M. On-Line Economic
Optimization of Energy Systems Using Weather Forecast Information. Journal
of Process Control, 19(10), pp.
1725-1736, 2009. [pdf]
- Zavala, V. M.; Wang, J.; Leyffer, S.;
Anitescu, M. and Conzelmann, G. Proactive Energy Management for
Next-Generation Building Systems. SimBuild,
- Zavala, V. M.; Constantinescu, E.M. and
Anitescu, M. Economic Impacts of Advanced Weather
Forecasting on Energy System Operations. IEEE PES
Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, 2010. [pdf]
Optimization for Energy Management in Commercial Buildings, MCS
Seminar, 2011 [pdf]
- Proactive Energy Management for Next-Generation
Building Systems, SimBuild,