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Revisiting the adaptive control algorithm to UK office buildings

Revisiting the adaptive control algorithm to UK office buildings
Revisiting the adaptive control algorithm to UK office buildings
The current standard adaptive control algorithm was developed twenty years ago from field studies in 26 buildings across Europe. In the UK, the correlation between comfort temperature and measures of outside temperature was around 0.2. In this paper, we review the results of 1,081 surveys from 84 participants carried out in two buildings in the UK between 2017 and 2018. Results show significant but very low relationships between comfort temperature and measures of outside temperature. While the buildings were in free-running mode, participants exposed to similar environmental conditions felt consistently different. Some participants reported felling cold and other hot. These results lead to the assumption that sets of personal algorithms should be developed to control localised solutions.
Thermal comfort, Adaptive thermal comfort, Building controls, Field studies
Open Conference Systems
Pasalidou, Stella
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Gauthier, Stephanie
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Bourikas, Leonidas
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Pasalidou, Stella
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Gauthier, Stephanie
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Bourikas, Leonidas
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Pasalidou, Stella, Gauthier, Stephanie and Bourikas, Leonidas (2018) Revisiting the adaptive control algorithm to UK office buildings. In Proceedings of the 8th Masters Conference: People and Buildings. London, UK, 21st September 2018. Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings. Open Conference Systems. 6 pp .

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The current standard adaptive control algorithm was developed twenty years ago from field studies in 26 buildings across Europe. In the UK, the correlation between comfort temperature and measures of outside temperature was around 0.2. In this paper, we review the results of 1,081 surveys from 84 participants carried out in two buildings in the UK between 2017 and 2018. Results show significant but very low relationships between comfort temperature and measures of outside temperature. While the buildings were in free-running mode, participants exposed to similar environmental conditions felt consistently different. Some participants reported felling cold and other hot. These results lead to the assumption that sets of personal algorithms should be developed to control localised solutions.

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Published date: 21 September 2018
Keywords: Thermal comfort, Adaptive thermal comfort, Building controls, Field studies

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Local EPrints ID: 427788
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427788
PURE UUID: 5af3cc57-625e-4b37-881d-7e81bca1f177
ORCID for Stephanie Gauthier: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1720-1736
ORCID for Leonidas Bourikas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5289-2157

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Date deposited: 29 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 07:53

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