A framework for analyzing system intelligence of the building control system : a study of the integrated building management system

Wong, Johnny & Li, Heng (2009) A framework for analyzing system intelligence of the building control system : a study of the integrated building management system. In 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments (SASBE 2009), 15-19 June 2009, Delft, the Netherlands.

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The lack of satisfactory consensus for characterizing the system intelligence and structured analytical decision models has inhibited the developers and practitioners to understand and configure optimum intelligent building systems in a fully informed manner. So far, little research has been conducted in this aspect. This research is designed to identify the key intelligent indicators, and develop analytical models for computing the system intelligence score of smart building system in the intelligent building. The integrated building management system (IBMS) was used as an illustrative example to present a framework. The models presented in this study applied the system intelligence theory, and the conceptual analytical framework. A total of 16 key intelligent indicators were first identified from a general survey. Then, two multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approaches, the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and analytic network process (ANP), were employed to develop the system intelligence analytical models. Top intelligence indicators of IBMS include: self-diagnostic of operation deviations; adaptive limiting control algorithm; and, year-round time schedule performance. The developed conceptual framework was then transformed to the practical model. The effectiveness of the practical model was evaluated by means of expert validation. The main contribution of this research is to promote understanding of the intelligent indicators, and to set the foundation for a systemic framework that provide developers and building stakeholders a consolidated inclusive tool for the system intelligence evaluation of the proposed components design configurations.

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ID Code: 26290
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: An open access copy of this paper is freely available from the publisher's website - see Official URL above.
Keywords: smart systems, intelligent building, model, system intelligence
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Science and Techniques (120202)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 25 Oct 2010 03:12
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:34

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