The goal of this paper is to study potential applicability and performance of approximate dynamic programming (ADP) for building control problems. It is well known that occupants’ stochastic behavior affects the thermal dynamics of building spaces. Incorporating occupant interactions in building control system designs is the main focus of this work. We apply ADP to stochastic optimal control designs for illustrative scenarios of occupant-building interactions and demonstrate its validity through a simulation study.
Building Control, Appropriate Dynamic Programming, Stochastic Optimal Control
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