Assessment of the improvement potential of innovative building management systems
Building management systems can be either fully automatic or can be effected manually by the building users. Innovative building management systems are not only offering a suitable zonal building control of the system, in addition, the buildings occupancy as well as current and predicted weather conditions are taken into account. However, due to changing occupancy and weather conditions, the performance improvement of a building management system is difficult to quantify in real buildings. Within the project "Positive-energy buildings thru better control decisions (Pebble)", funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework, three buildings around Europe with complete different building histories are used to identify general rules for the evaluation of the performance improvement under consideration of comfort and energetic aspects.