EXPERT SYSTEM FOR BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION ANALYSIS: PROTOTYPE RESULTS.
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The University of Colorado has an ongoing program to increase the energy efficiency and lower the operating costs of campus buildings. The program has been successful, realizing a cost avoidance of 7,110,000 since it was begun in 1972. Since 1980, the Recreation Center (Rec Center) has been under study by the faculty and students from the Building Systems Program. A description of the Rec Center and studies concentrating on the retrofit analysis with the DOE-2. 1 b simulation program were previously reported. This paper focuses on a prototype expert system that has been developed and tested at the Rec Center since the previous work was completed. This expert system analyzes daily energy consumption patterns using historical consumption comparisons, diagnoses abnormal consumption, and suggests possible causes of abnormal consumption. This prototype methodology evolved from attempts to develop energy consumption forecasting for the Rec Center administration.
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Haberl, J. S., & Claridge, D. E.
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