Building TSoS Use Case
The methodology will be implemented and evaluated at the E.ON ERC main building of RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany, which is a non-residential building and every-day-used as a university building. The building contains offices, conference rooms, CIP-pools, laboratories etc. that are equipped with different systems for controlling the room climate. The energy supply system is designed for a maximum of efficiency using several techniques for cooling, heating and power generation as well as to maximize the integration of renewable energy from a set of energy suppliers like geothermal fields, photovoltaics and a gas-fired CHP and condensing boilers. The entire energy system represents an efficient but complex TSoS that requires an optimal control strategy to exploit the energy saving potential to the full.