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Cognitive Architectures as Building Energy Management System for Future Renewable Energy Scenarios; A Work in Progress Report

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As determined in the EU climate and energy package, until 2020, 20% of energy has to be gained from renewable sources together with a 20% reduction of the overall energy consumption. Today, approx. 40% of the total energy consumption in higher developed countries stems from buildings. Thus, aiming at a reduction of energy consumption in homes and public buildings is an important factor in the fulfillment of these objectives. This requires the development of new building energy management concepts. Accordingly, in this article, a novel cognitive architecture for building energy management based on advanced recognition, decision-making, and control strategies is introduced. Furthermore, a PV supplied, storage augmented, grid connected test bed is presented, which is suitable for flexibly testing the performance of building energy management systems in future renewable energy scenarios. The article shall be understood as the first part of a series of work in progress reports of our research.
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