Title

Climate-Response Adaptive Control for Use with Natural Ventilation

Presenter Information

John Tegtmeyer

Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Research Advisor

Baur, Stuart Werner, 1965-

Advisor's Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Funding Source

OURE

Abstract

A system for climate-response control has been researched, theorized, and is being implemented into the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 2009 Solar House. The system intends to control the window functionality and monitor the temperature, relative humidity, and mean radiant temperature. The information gathered from indoor and outdoor sensors determined that a correctly functioning adaptive control system would result in a 6-8% annual energy reduction. A model has been developed using Ecotect software to analyze the thermal performance of the house. The current system utilizes an exterior weather station (Netatmo), motorized windows controlled by a microcontroller (Arduino), and a touch screen interface programmed by 4D Systems software. A network of sensors has been setup in the house that feeds into a computer, which distributes commands to the microcontroller. Through these devices, windows can be raised and lowered, utilizing what would theoretically be the cool, low humid, natural ventilation.

Biography

John is a senior in Computer Science graduating in May of 2015. He was the Solar House Home Automation Team Lead during the 2013 competition to Irvine, California and is active in research in both the Architectural Engineering and Computer Science Departments at Missouri S&T.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

15 Apr 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Climate-Response Adaptive Control for Use with Natural Ventilation

Upper Atrium/Hall

A system for climate-response control has been researched, theorized, and is being implemented into the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 2009 Solar House. The system intends to control the window functionality and monitor the temperature, relative humidity, and mean radiant temperature. The information gathered from indoor and outdoor sensors determined that a correctly functioning adaptive control system would result in a 6-8% annual energy reduction. A model has been developed using Ecotect software to analyze the thermal performance of the house. The current system utilizes an exterior weather station (Netatmo), motorized windows controlled by a microcontroller (Arduino), and a touch screen interface programmed by 4D Systems software. A network of sensors has been setup in the house that feeds into a computer, which distributes commands to the microcontroller. Through these devices, windows can be raised and lowered, utilizing what would theoretically be the cool, low humid, natural ventilation.