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TS-115.3 Quantification of energy flexibility from air conditioning in residential buildings

Alessia Arteconi, Italy

Università Politecnica delle Marche


Quantification of Energy Flexibility from Air Conditioning in Residential Buildings

Alice Mugnini2, Fabio Polonara2, Alessia Arteconi1,2.

1Università eCampus, Novedrate, Italy; 2Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

Air conditioning in buildings is an energy demanding sector, showing an increasing trend in energy use worldwide. For this reason demand side management (DSM) strategies addressing building thermal cooling loads have a paramount importance.

In this paper several air conditioning system configurations are considered, composed of chillers and different distribution systems, such as radiant ceiling, fan coils and splitters. The energy flexibility that they can provide is quantified by means of a dedicated methodology, thus their performance is compared. Furthermore the effect of their combination in multi-apartment buildings on the overall energy flexibility achievable is evaluated.

Guidelines for optimal control strategies aimed at energy flexibility deployment in buildings are proposed as final result of the analysis.

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