Smart Building Systems
ASHRAE Technical Committee 7.5

Meetings Information

ASHRAE 2019 Winter Conference
Atlanta, GA

TC 7.5 is sponsoring/cosponsoring these technical sessions at the ASHRAE 2019 Winter Conference:

Sunday, January 13, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Seminar 11 (Intermediate)
Building HVAC System Control Strategies to Interact with the Modern Electric Grid
Track: Renewables and Natural Systems
Room: Building A, A301
Sponsor: 7.5 Smart Building Systems
Chair: Carlos Haiad, P.E., Member, JCH Energy Management Solutions, Inc., Phillips Ranch, CA
From renewable energy resources to battery storage, building-grid interaction is an everyday event and HVAC designers and building operators must be able to design and operate the systems in the buildings to optimize this interaction. This seminar focuses on the next generation of HVAC system control strategies that allows buildings to interact with solar PV/battery storage/microgrid systems and the electric grid in an innovative and efficient way. An overview of the electric grid followed by several field and laboratory examples of different HVAC system control strategies to maximize grid reliability and building cost and energy savings are also presented.

1. The Value of HVAC Control In Transforming Electric Grids
Carlos Haiad, P.E., Member, JCH Energy Management Solutions, Inc., Phillips Ranch, CA

2. The Feasibility, Economics and Challenges of Using HVAC Systems for Power Grid Regulation Services

Jie Cai, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

3. Demonstration of Integrated Air- and Water-side HVAC Strategies for Demand Response on a University Campus

Thomas Lawrence, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

4. Impacts of On-Site Battery Storage on HVAC and Other Facility Loads Control Strategies for Peak Load Management and Demand Response Programs

Glenn Remington, Member, Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI


Tuesday, January 15, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Seminar 47 (Intermediate)
Securing BACnet Networks: Present and Future
Track: HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications
Room: Building A, A305
Sponsor: 7.5 Smart Building Systems
Chair: Carol Lomonaco, Member, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, WI
Securing BACnet networks for confidentiality, integrity and availability (aka CIA Triad) becomes a requirement that should not be neglected. Methods to secure BACnet networks are available today and are outlined in this seminar. BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) is a new networking option to be added to BACnet which supports IT security for BACnet communications using standard IT technologies used in other critical applications such as online banking. Audit logging and reporting is a complement to securing the communications. Recently added to the standard, it specifies reporting and logging of auditable operations performed by client and server devices on a system.

1. Understanding the Options for Securing your Building Automation Infrastructure
Dave Robin, Automated Logic Inc., Atlanta, GA

2. BACnet Secure Connect (proposed BACnet Addendum 135-2016bj)
Bernhard Isler, Member, Siemens Switzerland Ltd Building Technologies Division, Zug, Switzerland

3. BACnet Audit Reporting and Logging (published BACnet Addendum 135-2016bi)
Michael Osborne, P.Eng., Member, Reliable Controls Corporation, Victoria, BC, Canada


Wednesday, January 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Seminar 70 (Intermediate)
Development of High-Reliability, Low-Cost, Occupancy Presence, Counting and CO2 Sensor Technologies and ASHRAE Testing Standards/Guidelines
Track: The Convergence of Comfort, IAQ, and Energy Efficiency Building
Room: Building B, B309
Sponsor: 7.5 Smart Building Systems
Chair: Kristen Cetin, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Member, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Current nationwide efforts by universities, companies and research labs through ARPA-E's SENSOR (Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition) program include the development of user-transparent low-cost, high accuracy occupancy sensing systems that quantify human presence to significantly reduce building energy use. These projects include development of occupancy presence, occupancy counting and CO2 sensors, with the overall goal of 30% reduction in HVAC energy use. This seminar covers the SENSOR program and projects for residential and commercial buildings and the need and ongoing efforts to develop ASHRAE standards and/or guidelines for standardized testing of occupancy sensing technologies.

1. ARPA-E SENSOR Program Overview and Goals: Development of High-Reliability, Low-Cost Occupancy Sensor Development and Testing
Jennifer Gerbi, Ph.D., ARPA-E, Washington, DC

2. Commercial and Residential Building Occupancy Presence and Counting Sensor Technologies: Goals and Efforts to Date
Zheng O'Neill, Ph.D., P.E., Member, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

3. Innovative CO2 Sensor Development for Commercial Buildings: Goals and Efforts to Date
Jeff Rhodes, Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

4. Development of Guidelines/Standards for Occupancy Sensor Testing: ASHRAE’s Role
Kristen Cetin, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Member, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

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ALL ASHRAE committee meetings, including this TC’s meetings at the Winter and Annual Society conferences, are open to the public at no cost nor is conference registration required. Interested visitors, local chapter members, and potential new TC members are always welcome. However to attend technical program sessions sponsored by the TC will require registration and payment of any applicable fee.

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