A building testbed for design and evaluation of energy efficient control and demand response strategies for real buildings is presented. The testbed is a scaled down model of a centralized Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and lighting system. Sensing and control in the tesbed is achieved using the standard Building Automation and Control Network protocol. A MATLAB based front-end can be used to run and observe experiments.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.