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An auction-based apparatus and method for supplying temperature conditioned air. Each room in an office building makes a bid based on a difference between an actual temperature of the room and a desired temperature of the room. Each room submits the respective bid to a centralized computer that consummates sales based on an auction price. The centralized computer controls the amount of temperature conditioned air supplied to each of the respective rooms based on the consummated sales.

Title
Auction-based control system for energy resource management in a building
Application Number
8/163061
Publication Number
5394324
Application Date
December 8, 1993
Publication Date
February 28, 1995
Inventor
Scott H Clearwater
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Oliff & Berridge
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06F 15/20
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