Building Energy Use Prediction and System Identification Using Recurrent Neural Networks Academic Article uri icon


  • Following several successful applications of feedforward neural networks (NNs) to the building energy prediction problem (Wang and Kreider, 1992; JCEM, 1992, 1993; Curtiss et al., 1993, 1994; Anstett and Kreider, 1993; Kreider and Haberl, 1994) a more difficult problem has been addressed recently: namely, the prediction of building energy consumption well into the future without knowledge of immediately past energy consumption. This paper will report results on a recent study of six months of hourly data recorded at the Zachry Engineering Center (ZEC) in College Station, TX. Also reported are results on finding the R and C values for buildings from networks trained on building data.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Kreider, J. F., Claridge, D. E., Curtiss, P., Dodier, R., Haberl, J. S., & Krarti, M.

citation count

  • 54

complete list of authors

  • Kreider, JF||Claridge, DE||Curtiss, P||Dodier, R||Haberl, JS||Krarti, M

publication date

  • August 1995