Developing a prototype packaged HVAC unit including an air-to-water heat pump and a compact heating and cooling thermal energy storage to enable load shift and improved comfort.
Demonstrating the ability of smart thermostats to respond to price signals and adjust temperature setpoints based on user preferences.
Dynamic Price Response through Energy Management Systems for Commercial Buildings (Extensible Energy)
Demonstrating cloud-based dynamic energy management of commercial building HVAC load.
Developing model predictive control for a district cooling system with thermal energy storage to optimally respond to dynamic electricity prices.
Testing model predictive controls for cooling and heating in a large commercial office building in response to dynamic electricity prices.
Optimizing stand-alone packaged heat pump operation for commercial buildings considering dynamic electricity prices.
Using model predictive controls to optimize heat pump operation for cost, comfort, and carbon emissions in multi-family buildings considering dynamic electricity prices.
Maintaining thermal comfort while lowering energy use and demand via smart ceiling fans integrated with thermostat and HVAC systems.