Smart Design and Control of Buildings and Communities and Achieving Low-Carbon Goals

February 2024

The building sector, who accounts for around 40% of energy consumption and 30% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., play an important role in the transition to a low-carbon power system. This trending topic will explore how smart design and control of buildings and communities can be leveraged to achieve our low-carbon goals. Topics include energy efficient systems in buildings, renewable energy resources in buildings, building grid integration, low-carbon communities, and grid-integrated transportation.
Active Committees/Task Forces of Interest

Smart Buildings – Loads – Customer Systems (SBLC) Technical Committee engages in many activities in this area. In particular, its subcommittee, Customer Systems & Smart Buildings Subcommittee, has a focus on smart building and communities. There are several related task forces:

  • TF on Low-Carbon Connected Communities (Low-Carbon CC)
    • Chair: Jin Dong
  • TF on Flexible Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (FlexGEB)
  • TF on Open Standards-based Grid-interactive Efficient Customer Systems
    • Chair: Mayank Sharma
  • TF on Creation of Smart Customer Systems Indicators to promote Grid-interactivity and Energy Efficiency
    • Chair: Steve Pullins
  • TF on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
    • Chair: Constance Crozier
  • TF on Behind-The-Meter Distributed Energy Resources: Estimation, Uncertainty Quantification, and Control
    • Chair: Junbo Zhao
Technical Reports & Applicable Papers or Presentations
  • Ayca Kirimtat; Ondrej Krejcar; Attila Kertesz; M. Fatih Tasgetiren; “Future trends and current state of smart city concepts: A survey.” IEEE access 8 (2020): 86448-86467, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2992441,
  • Metallidou, Chrysi K., Kostas E. Psannis, and Eugenia Alexandropoulou Egyptiadou. “Energy efficiency in smart buildings: IoT approaches.” IEEE Access 8 (2020): 63679-63699, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2984461,
  • Liang Yu; Shuqi Qin; Meng Zhang; Chao Shen; Tao Jiang; Xiaohong Guan; “A review of deep reinforcement learning for smart building energy management.” IEEE Internet of Things Journal 8.15 (2021): 12046-12063, DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3078462,
  • Seyed Azad Nabavi; Naser Hossein Motlagh; Martha Arbayani Zaidan; Alireza Aslani; Behnam Zakeri; “Deep learning in energy modeling: Application in smart buildings with distributed energy generation.” IEEE Access 9 (2021): 125439-125461, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3110960,
  • Vahid Vahidinasab; Chenour Ardalan; Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo; Damian Giaouris; Sara L. Walker; “Active building as an energy system: Concept, challenges, and outlook.” IEEE Access 9 (2021): 58009-58024, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3073087,
  • Mirza Shehbaz Hussain; Syed Ali Abbas Kazmi; Zafar A. Khan; Mohammed Alghassab; Abdullah Altamimi; “Hierarchical energy management system with a local competitive power market for inter-connected multi-smart buildings.” IEEE Access 10 (2022): 19493-19506, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3150327,
  • Anichur Rahman; Mostofa Kamal Nasir; Ziaur Rahman; Amir Mosavi; Shahab S.; Behrouz Minaei-Bidgoli; “Distblockbuilding: A distributed blockchain-based sdn-iot network for smart building management.” IEEE Access 8 (2020): 140008-140018, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3012435,
  • Noémie Chagnon-Lessard; Louis Gosselin; Simon Barnabé; Tunde Bello-Ochende; Sebastian Fendt; Sebastian Goers; Luiz Carlos Pereira Da Silva; Benedikt Schweiger; Richard Simmons; Annelies Vandersickel; Peng Zhang; “Smart campuses: extensive review of the last decade of research and current challenges.” IEEE Access 9 (2021): 124200-124234, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3109516,
  • Ahmad F. Taha; Nikolaos Gatsis; Bing Dong; Ankur Pipri; Zhaoxuan Li; “Buildings-to-grid integration framework.” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 10.2 (2017): 1237-1249, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2017.2761861,
  • Sanjmeet Abrol; Ali Mehmani; Mark Kerman; Christoph J. Meinrenken; Patricia J. Culligan; “Data-enabled building energy savings (DE BES).” Proceedings of the IEEE 106.4 (2018): 661-679, DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2018.2791405,
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