Development of a holistic and integrated approach for the implementation of building physics functionalities in the automation of residential buildings

Technologies and developments around the topic "SmartHome" forecast a strong growth in the coming years. So far, the technology's functions are limited to comfort, security, multimedia and energy management.

One of the main aspects of building physics is the study of the interactions between user and building. In the future, smart homes should function as intelligent buildings that automate building physics processes and adapt them to the user. Interrelations between heat, humidity and mould have already been exemplarily investigated. There are various software systems that investigate predispositions of buildings' susceptibility to mould during the construction phase. However, there is a large proportion of old buildings in German-speaking countries that were constructed prior to the availability of these software systems. In addition, the user has a great influence on the humidity in the living space, which is why a safe and health-promoting SmartHome has to take care of avoiding mould formation in the living space.

Future intelligent buildings must analyze these complex interrelationships and find and implement a solution that takes into account both the health and comfort of the user. A further aspect here is the adaptability to different users using machine learning algorithms.