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Building Performance Optimization While Empowering Occupants Toward Environmentally Sustainable Behavior Through Continuous Monitoring and Diagnostics

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2014,30 Oct 2017

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Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh United States

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The objective of this project is to demonstrate that at least 30 of a DOD buildings HVAC and plug load annual energy consumption can be saved through continuous diagnostics and controls, while empowering building stakeholders to engage in proactive energy-conservation and sustainable behaviors. The team deployed two distinct technologies during this demonstration project. The first technology, ID-F, targets building facility managers and allows real time diagnostics for BAS systems with features like benchmarking, fault detection, and diagnostic or energy anomaly detection. The second technology, ID-O, targets building occupants, allowing them to manage and control their electrical appliances and engage in more sustainable practices. The findings and performance assessments from the demonstration provide information that can help the DOD to reevaluate its building operation policies, practices and guidelines by engaging the whole military installation community, through easy-to-use and user-friendly interfaces that support preventative measures to ensure energy conservation and occupant comfort.

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