Simulation of a Scheduling Control Scheme for Domestic Central Heating Systems in the UK

Dan Rogers, Martin P. Foster, and Chris Bingham


Environmental modeling and simulation, energy saving, heating control, intelligent buildings


Gas fired space heating is responsible for 24% of the UK's energy consumption [1] and 14% of the UK's CO2 emissions [2]. This paper provides a brief overview of current domestic heating installation practice in the UK and introduces a novel simulation technique. Finally, the paper demonstrates that communicating radiator valves when used in conjunction with a reverse modulation control technique, represent an opportunity to achieve a reduction of 86.1kg of CO2 emissions per household per annum for an average UK household.

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