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

Wong, Johnny & Li, Heng (2009) A framework for analysing system intelligence of the building control system: a study of the integrated building management system. In van den Dobbelsteen, A (Ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, pp. 1-8.

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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: 48433
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: smart systems, intelligent building, system intelligence, model,
ISBN: 978-90-5269-372-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2012 03:43
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 01:47

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