08121734 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 58 patents.

The invention provides a method for controlling the climate of an environment, e.g. a house, which exchanges thermal energy with an ambient space. Energy is supplied to the environment e.g. by radiators, floor heating, electrical heating fans etc. According to the method, a numerically expressed comfort criteria, and a numerically expressed weight of importance of compliance with the comfort criterion are defined. Subsequently, a supply of a specific amount of energy is considered, and with respect to that amount, a numerical expression of a degree of compliance with the comfort criterion, and a numerical expression of costs related to the supply of that amount of energy are provided.

Title
Method and system for controlling the climate in a house
Application Number
12/278010
Publication Number
8121734 (B2)
Application Date
February 8, 2007
Publication Date
February 21, 2012
Inventor
Claus Thybo
Soenderborg
DK
Honglian Thybo
Soenderborg
DK
Lars Finn Sloth Larsen
Sydals
DK
Agent
McCormick Paulding & Huber
Assignee
Danfoss
DK
IPC
F24F 11/00
G05D 23/00
G05B 13/00
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