Conception and Validation of Smart Building Energy Management System BEMS Using the Discrete Event System Specification DEVS

Published online: Jun 23, 2014
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DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v10i2.131
Abdelfettah Maatoug, Ghalem Belalem


The improvement of the energetic behavior of buildings has turned into a major issue due to the high level of energy consumption. In this context, the building is represented as a dynamical system and a system of data acquisition is developed, which allows the measurement of environmental and energetic parameters, so as to describe the behavior of the building interacting with its direct environment. Research related to energy management can be divided into two categories: predictive control (anticipative) and adaptive control (reactive). A new building energy management system (BEMS) which is the chosen system to validate, treats a long-term anticipative control and introduces a reactive control that adds another level of intelligence to the BEMS. The main goal of this paper is to propose a model using the formalism DEVS to describe and simulate the BEMS. Our motivation is explained by the fact that DEVS is a tool for modeling of discrete event systems and it divides the overall system into subsystems in order to facilitate the achievement which is consistent with the characteristics of multilayer architecture of the chosen system.


Smart building, Building energy Management system BEMS, Multilayer architecture, Modeling and simulation DEVS
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