Advanced energy-efficient renovation

Funding: Swiss Competence Center for Energy and Mobility (CCEM)
Duration: 2007-2010

CCEM Retrofit aims to improve the energy balance and comfort of buildings in the framework of renovation. In this context, the LESO-PB focuses on the optimization of a control algorithm for blinds and electric lighting implemented with Fuzzy Logic, using a new optimization technique based on Evolutionary Algorithms. The developed algorithm allows simultaneous optimizing of energy consumption and thermal comfort. Besides the algorithm development and simulation tests, the Laboratory also carries out measurements in two office rooms of the LESO building in order to assess the correct operation of the controller and to evaluate the acceptance by real users.