Domenico GORNI


Buildings are one of the primary energy consumers world-wide. The purpose of the built environment is to provide comfortable and productive shelter from the elements, while doing this contributes to a large portion of global energy expenditures and subsequent air pollution. Nowadays most buildings are equipped with simple automatic control systems, therefore many studies have indicated the merits of advanced building automation over current state of the art control practice in terms of energy usage and comfort regulation. Conventional control methods are easy to implement since they are pure feedback strategies based on measured temperature. The aim of my research activity is to improve the efficiency through change in the control algorithm, this, alone, has a strong economic incentive because retrofitting the existing buildings with new control software is far cheaper than redesigning the buildings to be more efficient.


Curriculum: Computer Science/Engineering and Control Systems

Tutor: Antonio VISIOLI



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