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BuildingIQ Technology Field Validation

  • Author(s): Granderson, Jessica
  • Lin, Guanjing
  • Singla, Rupam
  • Fernandes, Samuel
  • Touzani, Samir
  • et al.

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This document describes a field validation and verification of the BuildingIQ Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO) technology based on a five-site study. BuildingIQ describes its PEO technology as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that optimizes commercial building HVAC control for system efficiency, occupant comfort, and cost. It is targeted for use in large, complex buildings, and integrates with the building automation system (BAS) to conduct supervisory control. The PEO algorithm defines optimal space air temperature setpoints that are automatically implemented at the variable air volume (VAV) terminal units when possible, or through supply air temperature and duct static pressure setpoints at the air handling unit (AHU) level. The optimization is built upon a learned predictive model that provides a 24-hour ahead forecast of the building’s power profile, using weather forecasts and historical operational data; this model is updated every 4 to 6 hours. Demand-responsive load reductions may also be implemented.

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