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Aligned towards net zero energy building goals, building energy management systems will consider energy utilization efficiency improvement, energy cost reduction and renewable energy technology utilization to serve the local energy loads in building structures with dispersed resources. The distributed management of building energy system in this paper describes a semi-centralized decision making methodology using multi-agent systems for building energy management system in electrical, heating and cooling energy zones with combined heat and power system optimization aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing energy cost. The semi-centralized decision making process will be implemented in a case study to pursue minimum energy cost.
Date of Conference: 3-7 Oct. 2010