4. CONCLUSION AND GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Several of the requirements in section 2 can be summarized by the term "bio-inspiration".
Advanced control systems may be considered in a similar way as a living being: although
the environmental situation (i.e. the climate conditions) and the activity (i.e. the building
use) may vary significantly, the control system allows to provide permanently the optimal
conditions. In order to reach that goal, in both cases the controller needs many
information from the surrounding world and from the object itself using sensors, and acts
to keep the optimal conditions using actuators.
4.2 Adaptivity and self-commissioning
In particular, the adaptivity is an essential characteristics of advanced control systems. It
is the next important step after the elaboration of "intelligent" control systems for
building services. It allows both to design control systems well-accepted by the users and
to make the commissioning of the controller easier.
4.3 Conformance with the proposed guidelines
The present report does not give mandatory standards or conditions which have to be
absolutely respected: on the opposite, the guidelines are only here to make control system
design easier. Therefore, the reader should not expect a strict conformance to all the
advice. The control system will have the better performance when more of these advices
For instance, the implementation advices will allow an easier and more reliable operation,
but it is possible to build a very performant control system without respecting them.
4.3 Conformance with the proposed guidelines The present report does not give mandatory standards or conditions which have to be absolutely respected: on the opposite, the guidelines are only here to make control system design easier.