Date of Award

7-2009

Degree Name

MS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

Advisor

Helen Yu

Abstract

Residential and commercial buildings accounted for about 68% of the total U.S. electricity consumption in 2002. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings can save energy, reduce cost, and protect the global environment.

In this research, artificial neural network is employed to model and predict the facility power usage of campus buildings. The prediction is based on the building and the weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, etc. Various neural network configurations are discussed; satisfactory computer simulation results are obtained and presented.

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