A Building Energy Consumption Prediction Method Based on Integration of a Deep Neural Network and Transfer Reinforcement Learning Academic Article uri icon

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  • With respect to the problem of the low accuracy of traditional building energy prediction methods, this paper proposes a novel prediction method for building energy consumption, which is based on the seamless integration of the deep neural network and transfer reinforcement learning (DNN-TRL). The method introduces a stack denoising autoencoder to extract the deep features of the building energy consumption, and shares the hidden layer structure to transfer the common information between different building energy consumption problems. The output of the DNN model is used as the input of the Sarsa algorithm to improve the prediction performance of the target building energy consumption. To verify the performance of the DNN-TRL algorithm, based on the data recorded by American Power Balti Gas and Electric Power Company, and compared with Sarsa, ADE-BPNN, and BP-Adaboost algorithms, the experimental results show that the DNN-TRL algorithm can effectively improve the prediction accuracy of the building energy consumption.


  • Fu, Qiming
  • Liu, QingSong
  • Gao, Zhen
  • Wu, Hongjie
  • Fu, Baochuan
  • Chen, Jianping

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  • September 2020