Smart Building Systems
ASHRAE Technical Committee 7.5

Meetings Information

ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference
Chicago, IL

TC 7.5 is sponsoring/cosponsoring these technical sessions at the ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference:

Sunday, January 21, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Seminar 15
Model Predictive Control Case Studies in Commercial and Institutional Buildings
Track: Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle
Sponsor: 7.5 Smart Building Systems
Chair: Andreas Athienitis, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
This session focuses on case studies of novel model-based predictive control applications for a range of building types and HVAC systems, ranging from sets of rooftop air conditioners in small commercial buildings, a perimeter zone that includes a radiant floor cooling system, a small net-zero energy institutional building and a 17-story high university building with a hybrid ventilation system. Novel aspects of the case studies include a learning cloud-based supervisory controller and web-enabled thermostats, a distributed system identification approach for control-oriented models, and optimization of grid interaction for a novel net-zero energy building with building-integrated photovoltaics and a geothermal system.
1. Model Predictive Control of Multiple Rooftop Air Conditioners in Small Commercial Buildings
Jim Braun, Ph.D., P.E., Member, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2. Model Predictive Control of a Radiant Floor Cooling System in an Office Space
Panagiota Karava, Ph.D., Associate Member, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
3. Model Predictive Control of a Net-Zero Energy Institutional Building and a Hybrid Ventilation System
Andreas Athienitis, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Monday, January 22, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Seminar 20
Performance-Based Procurement: A Focus on Real Performance from Beginning to End
Track: Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle
Sponsor: 7.6 Building Energy Performance, 7.5 Smart Building Systems
Chair: Scott Hackel, P.E., Member, Seventhwave, Madison, WI
With interest of driving real energy usage continually lower in new buildings and renovations, there is a growing trend to procure buildings using performance requirements such as EUI. Performance-based procurement is now being used by many large owners including federal, state and local governments, healthcare and even developers. All actors in the procurement, design, construction and operations of the building must have some focus on the building's eventual EUI. And energy modeling plays a significant role in most stages. This session provides insight into best practices for this process from the standpoint of owner, energy consultant and modeler.
1. Introduction to Performance-Based Procurement
Scott Hackel, P.E., Member, Seventhwave, Madison, WI
2. Using Performance Targets to Procure a Bed Tower Expansion at Mayo Clinic
Ken Potts R.A., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
3. Best Practices for Performance-Based Procurement
Ben Heymer, P.E., Member, Seventhwave, Chicago, IL
4. Modeling and Designing Buildings to a Target Eui
Joseph Clair, P.E., dbHMS, Chicago, IL

Monday, January 22, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Seminar 24
Building Automation Solutions to Code Compliance Challenges in Hospitals
Track: Standards, Guidelines and Codes
Sponsor: 1.4 Control Theory and Application, 9.6 Healthcare Facilities, 7.5 Smart Building Systems
Chair: Frank Shadpour, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA
Progressive hospitals are leveraging their building automation systems to document compliance with the codes and standards required by various regulatory agencies for medical service accreditation. The quantity and penetration of smart devices used in every facet of health care spaces is increasing at remarkable rates. The first speaker describes the recent advances in available tools and methods used to automate the collection and presentation of smart device data for compliance reporting. The second speaker presents strategies for retrocommissioning building automation systems in hospitals while meeting their enhanced code requirements.
1. Harvesting Data in Smart Hospitals for Code Compliance Reporting
Daniel Farrow, Palomar Health, San Diego, CA
2. Retrocommissioning Strategies to Save Energy in Existing Hospitals
Joseph Kilcoyne, P.E., Member, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA

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