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We can’t wait for Smart Buildings Expo on August 15-17! Have you saved the date yet? Register Here!

Here’s some of the exciting sessions we have queued up for this year.

SBX2023 Session Highlight: Moving Beyond Fault Detection & Diagnostics

Moving Beyond Fault Detection & Diagnostics virtual session on August 15th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm PT. Jeremy Richmond with DB Engineering will moderate the discussion between Narjes Abbasabadi (University of Washington), Jessica Granderson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Troy Harvey (PassiveLogic), and Joe Zhou (Slipstream). You don’t want to miss this session — register now!

Session description

Fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) is now rather commonplace across commercial and institutional buildings working to identify abnormal operations of HVAC systems. Where do building managers and operators go from here? This session will offer a stimulating look at the next steps in technology and practice to improve building system performance and longevity. Panelists will detail their work demonstrating how FDD output can be utilized to create data driven maintenance tools that can automatically correct controls hunting faults. The panel will also cover new tools that enable AI technology for autonomous building operations. In addition, this panel will highlight expertise at applying augmented intelligence for performance at both the building and campus scale. Finally, the group will look at developments in ASHRAE Guideline 36, the best practice for high performance sequence of operations. This session is a must for anyone faced with the daily challenge of making building systems work well.

SBX2023 Session Highlight: Indoor Environmental Quality

Indoor Environmental Quality virtual session on August 16th from 1:30 – 3:00 pm PT. Christopher Meek with the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab will moderate the discussion between IEQ experts Seema Bhangar (US Green Building Council), Vivian Loftness (Carnegie Mellon University), and Stephanie Taylor (Building4Health). You don’t want to miss this session — register now!

Session description
While the Covid pandemic certainly shined a bright light on the importance of healthy indoor environments, creating and maintaining indoor environmental quality has a pre-Covid history and a post-Covid challenge. The ROI of health and comfort conditions is expressed in employee recruitment, retention, and productivity. This session will explore the lessons learned from this reinvigorated focus on healthy indoor air and technologies that were deployed during the pandemic and their measured or perceived benefits.

SBX2023 Session Highlight: Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

Smart Buildings Exchange (SBX) 2023 Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) virtual session on August 15th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PT.

Session description
Continued progress toward the electrification of the built environment creates both a massive challenge and an opportunity for eliminating carbon emissions. The challenge of new loads from electrification on the utility system requires enhanced abilities for shifting, shedding, and modulating those loads to the mutual benefit of the building owner and serving utility. The effort to scale grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) is well underway. What are the risks to all parties in getting this wrong? This session will bring together voices from the nation’s leading national laboratory on GEBs with building owners and service providers who are deploying GEBs strategies in commercial and institutional buildings across the country.

Tanya Barham, Community Energy Labs
Courtney Blodgett, Edo
Rich Brown, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jingjing Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
David Logsdon, Seattle City Light (moderator)
Scott Spielman, Ecotope

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