José A. Candanedo, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

My research involves the area of intelligent buildings, particularly modelling of building systems and predictive control strategies, energy and load management, control of energy storage devices and building-grid interaction.

Natural Resources Canada

Current research and/or projects

•Research on the implementation of predictive control strategies in commercial and institutional buildings

•Energy storage technologies for buildings

•Development of mathetmatical building models for control applications

•Interaction between buildings and the grid

  

Education and awards

  • Ph.D., Building Engineering, 2011 (Concordia University, Montreal)
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, 2004 (McGill University, Montreal)
  • B.Eng., Electromechanical Engineering, 1999 (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Panama City)

Key publications

Book Chapters

  • Candanedo, J.A., Salom, J., Widén, J. and Athienitis, A.K., 2015, Chapter 6 - Load matching, grid interaction and advanced control, in 2nd Vol. Sourcebook IEA Task 40/Annex 52 – Towards NZEBs (Subtask B), ed. Athienitis, A.K. and O’Brien, L., John Wiley & Sons.

  • Athienitis, A.K., Candanedo, J.A., and Musall, Eike, 2011, ÉcoTerra Home, in Net Zero Energy Buildings, ed. Voss, K. and Musall, E., Detail Green Books.

Relevant Journal Publications 

  1. Saloux, E., Candanedo, J.A. 2018. Control-oriented model of a solar community with seasonal thermal energy storage: development, calibration and validation. Journal of Building Performance Simulation. pp. 1-23.

  2. Papachristou, A.C., Vallianos, C.A., Dermardiros, V., Athienitis, A.K., Candanedo, J.A. 2018. A numerical and experimental study of a simple model-based predictive control strategy in a perimeter zone with phase change material. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, pp. 1-12.

  3. Saberi-Derakhtenjani, A., Candanedo, J.A, Chen Y.X., Raissi-Dehkordi, V. & Athienitis, A.K. 2015. Modeling approaches for the characterization of building thermal dynamics and model-based control: a case study. Science and Technology for the Built Environment 21, pp. 824-836.

  4. Candanedo, J. A., Dehkordi, V. R., Saberi-Derakhtenjani, A. & Athienitis, A. K. Near-optimal transition between temperature setpoints for peak load reduction in small buildings. 2015. Energy and Buildings 87:123-133.

  5. Padilla, M., Choinière, D., and Candanedo, J.A., 2015, A model-based strategy for self-correction of sensor faults in VAV air handling units, accepted in Science and Technology for the Built Environment.

  6. Salom, J., Widén, J., Marszal, A., Candanedo, J.A. and Lindberg, Karen, 2014, Analysis of load match and grid interaction indicators in net zero energy buildings with simulated and monitored data, Applied Energy, 136, 119-131.

  7. Salom, J., Widén, J., Candanedo, J.A. and Lindberg, K., 2014, Analysis of grid interaction indicators in net zero energy buildings with sub-hourly collected data, Advances in Building Energy Research, 1-18.

  8. Candanedo, J.A., Raissi-Dehkordi, V. and Stylianou, M., 2013, Model-based predictive control of an ice storage device in a building cooling system, Journal of Applied Energy, 111, 1032-1045.

  9. Candanedo, J.A., Allard, A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2011, Predictive control of radiant floor heating and transmitted irradiance in a room with high solar gains, ASHRAE Transactions, 117(2).

  10. Candanedo, J.A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2011, Predictive control of radiant floor heating and solar-source heat pump operation in a solar house, HVAC & R Research 17 (3): 235-256.

  11. Candanedo, J.A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2010, Investigation of anticipatory control strategies in a net-zero energy solar house, ASHRAE Transactions, 116(1).

  12. Candanedo, L.M., Athienitis, A.K., Candanedo, J.A., O'Brien, W. and Chen, Y.-X. 2010. Transient and Steady State Models for Open-Loop Air-Based BIPV/T Systems, ASHRAE Transactions, 116(1).

Papers in Refereed Conferences

  1. Saloux, E., Candanedo, J.A. 2018. Forecasting District Heating Demand using Machine Learning Algorithms. 16th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling (DHC2018), Hamburg, Germany, 9–12 September.

  2. Candanedo, J.A., Saloux, E., Hardy, J.-M., Platon, R., Raissi-Dehkordi, V., Côté, A. 2018. Preliminary Assessment of a Weather Forecast Tool for Building Operation. 5th International High-Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University, IN, July 9-12.

  3. Saloux, E., Candanedo, J.A. 2018. Control-oriented modelling of stratified storage tanks: an enhanced approach. eSim 2018, Montreal, 2018, May 9th-10th.

  4. Candanedo, J.A., Saberi-Derakhtenjani, A., D’Avignon, K. and Athienitis, A.K. 2018. A pathway for the derivation of control-oriented models for radiant floor heating applications. eSim 2018, Montreal, 2018, May 9th-10th.

  5. Date, J., Candanedo, J.A., Athienitis, A.K., Lavigne, K. Predictive setpoint optimization of a commercial building subject to a winter demand penalty affecting 12 months of utility bills, 2017, International Building Performance Simulation Conference (IBPSA), San Francisco, California, August 7th-9th.

  6. Raissi-Dehkordi, V., Candanedo, J.A., A multi-level MPC simulation study in a school building, 2016, 4th International High Performance Buildings Conference. Purdue University, Indiana, July 11th-16th.

  7. Date, J., Candanedo, J.A., Athienitis, A.K., Control-oriented modelling of thermal zones in a house: a multi-level approach, 2016, 4th International High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University, Indiana, July 11th-16th.

  8. Raissi-Dehkordi, V., Candanedo, J.A., State-space modeling of thermal zones in a multi-zone building, 2016, 4th International High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University, Indiana, July 11th-16th.

  9. Candanedo, J.A., Raissi-Dehkordi, V., Tamasauskas, J., Impact of heat pumps and predictive control on residential energy use, load and grid interaction: a Canadian perspective, 2015, International Building Performance Simulation Conference (IBPSA), Hyderabad, India, December 7th-9th.

  10. Date, J., Candanedo, J.A., Athienitis, A.K., Fournier, M. Simplified multi-zone thermal modelling of a house for demand reduction and control applications. 2016. 12th REHVA World Congress (CLIMA 2016), Aalborg, Denmark, May 22nd-25.

  11. Tamasauskas, J., Candanedo, J.A. and Kegel, M. An analysis of the impact of heat Pump systems on load matching and grid interaction in the Canadian context, 2015, 6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2015), Torino, Italy, June 14th-17th.

  12. Raissi-Dehkordi, V. and Candanedo, J.A., Multi-level model predictive control of a building, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 22nd-24th.

  13. Candanedo, J.A. and Raissi-Dehkordi, V., 2014, Simulation of model-based predictive control applied to a solar-assisted cold climate heat pump system, High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University, Indiana, July 14th-17th.

  14. Candanedo, J.A., Raissi-Dehkordi, V., Lopez, P.L., 2014, A multi-level architecture to facilitate MPC implementation in commercial buildings: basic principles and case study, eSim 2014, Ottawa, Ontario, May 7th-10th.

  15. Saberi-Derakhtenjani, A., Athienitis, A.K., Candanedo, J.A., and Raissi-Dehkordi, V., 2014, Thermal response characterization of an environmental test chamber by means of dynamic thermal models, eSim 2014, Ottawa, Ontario, May 7th-10th.

  16. Raissi-Dehkordi, V. and Candanedo, J.A., 2013, A model-based predictive control approach for a building cooling system with ice storage, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, California, October 12th-14th, 2013.

  17. Candanedo, J.A. and Raissi-Dehkordi, V., 2013, A control-oriented simplified building modelling strategy, International Building Performance Simulation Conference (IBPSA), Chambéry, France, August 25th-28th.

  18. Candanedo, J.A., Paradis, E., and Stylianou, M., 2013, Building simulation weather forecast files for model-based predictive control, Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD 2013), San Diego, California, April 7th-10th.

  19. Salom, J., Widén, J., Candanedo, J.A., Sartori, I., Voss, K., Marszal, A., Berggren, B., 2011, Understanding net zero energy buildings: evaluation of load matching and grid interaction indicators, 12th IBPSA Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 14th-16th.

  20. Candanedo, J.A., Allard, A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2011, Solar-assisted radiant floor heating in a net-zero energy residential building, ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, January 29th-February 2nd.

  21. Sartori, I., Candanedo, J.A., Geier, S., Lollini, R., Athienitis, A.K., Pagliano, L., 2010, Comfort and energy performance recommendations for net zero buildings. EUROSUN 2010, Graz, Austria, September 28th - October 1st.

  22. Voss, K., Sartori, I., Napolitano, A., Geier, S., Gonçalves, H., Hall, M., Heiselberg, P., Widen, J., Candanedo, J. A., Musall, E., Karlsson, B. & Torcellini, P., 2010, Load Matching and Grid interaction of Net Zero Energy Buildings. EUROSUN 2010, Graz, Austria, September 28th-October 1st.

  23. Candanedo, J.A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2010, Simplified linear models for predictive control of advanced solar homes with passive and active thermal storage (Second Best Paper Award), 1st International High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, July 12th-15th.

  24. Candanedo, J.A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2009, A systematic approach for energy design of advanced solar houses. IEEE 9th Annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) 2009, Montreal, October 22nd-23rd.

  25. Candanedo, J.A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2009, Application of predictive control strategies in a net zero energy solar house, Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Québec City, Québec, June 22nd-24th.

  26. Athienitis, A.K., Candanedo, J.A. and O’Neill B., 2009. Solar Buildings Research Network demonstration projects: towards net zero energy consumption, Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference (PLEA 2009), Québec City, Québec, June 22nd-24th.

  27. Candanedo, J.A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2008, Modelling of Predictive Control Strategies in a Net Zero Energy House with Passive and Active Thermal Storage, EUROSUN 2008, Lisbon, Portugal, October 7th-10th.

  28. Candanedo, J.A., O’Neill, B., Pogharian, S. and Athienitis, A.K., 2008, Major aspects of the energy system design of Alstonvale Net Zero House, Joint 3rd SBRN – 33rd SESCI Conference, Fredericton, August 20th-24th.

  29. Candanedo, J.A. and Athienitis, A.K., 2008, Simulation of the performance of a BIPV/T system couple to a heat pump in a residential heating application, 9th International Heat Pump Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, May 20th-22nd.

  30. Candanedo, J.A., Pogharian, S., Athienitis, A.K. and Fry, A., 2007, Design and simulation of a net zero energy healthy home in Montréal, Joint 2nd Solar Buildings Research Network - 32nd Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. (SESCI) Conference, Calgary, Alberta, June 10th-14th.

  31. Candanedo, J.A., O’Neill, B. Pantic, S. and Athienitis, A.K., 2007, Studies of control strategies at the Concordia Solar House, Joint 2nd Solar Buildings Research Network - 32nd Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. (SESCI) Conference, Calgary, Alberta, June 10th-14th.

  32. Candanedo, J.A., O'Neill, B., Pantic, S., Chen, Y.-X. and Athienitis, A.K., 2006, Research at the Concordia Solar Decathlon House, Poster: Joint 1st Solar Buildings Research Network - 31st Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. (SESCI) Conference, Montréal, Québec, August.

  33. Candanedo, J.A., Aboumansour, E. and Baliga, B.R., 2003, Time-mean wall static pressure distributions and module friction factors for fully developed flows in a rectangular duct with spatially periodic interrupted-plate inserts, Paper No. IMECE2003-43969, Proc. 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, pp. 1-10, Washington, D.C., November 16-21.

 

Affiliations

  • ing.jr., OIQ
  • Member of ASHRAE

Language

English
French

Other languages

Spanish