International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA)
Smart and energy-efficient buildings have recently become a trend for future building industry. The major challenge in the control system design for such a building is to minimize the power consumption without compromising the customers comfort. Buildings have the physical potential to harness diluted and sometimes unpredictable renewable energy. The building envelope and the ground constitute the basic resources for energy autonomous buildings. It is widely accepted that if any country has to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it must aggressively address energy end use in the building sector.