Objectives and significance
The overarching goal of this project is to develop advanced soft controls that allow buildings to optimally plan and manage their energy loads, and use the energy savings to engage in transactive energy trade within a community of buildings.
Methodology and project structure
The focus of the project will be on the development of methodologies that support connected buildings and
communities, and the analysis of their impacts on urban development and social trends. The proposed
research will encompass three major tasks and a number of subtasks as described next.
Outputs and outcomes
The intellectual merits of this research are novel algorithms for building thermal response mapping,
integrated building control (which includes advanced building control and load balancing between HVAC and
mobility loads), and smart community control. The original intellectual contributions are itemized as follows.