G. D. Kontes

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The building sector contributes significantly to global energy consumption and emission of greenhouse gases. Thermal insulation along with installation of energy-efficient building systems can reduce energy needs while preserving or improving occupant comfort levels. Still sensible control decisions, to harmoniously and effectively operate all building(More)
A model-assisted fine-tuning methodology to adapt and improve performance of energy management systems is presented: to start, a detailed building thermal simulation model acting as surrogate of the real building is required, along with a naïve controller, a “good” initial controller, or even a set of rules with tunable parameters.(More)
The realization of smart and energetically efficient buildings is contingent upon the successful implementation of two tasks that occur on distinct phases of the building life cycle: in the design and subsequent retrofitting phases, the selection and implementation of an effective energy concept, and, during the operation phase, the actuation of energy(More)
The topic of optimization of building operation is attracting significant interest in the community: monitoring of relevant Key Performance Indicators can help enhance state awareness and understanding; fault detection and identification can help identify irregular and ineffective operational modes; and, advanced control design techniques can yield(More)
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