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Intelligent Building Operations through optimal control and energy performance modeling

A smart building is any structure that uses automated processes to automatically control the building’s operations, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security, and other systems. This session aims to introduce the concept of smart buildings from two perspectives: fundamental principles and practical applications and solutions. The fundamental principles part includes a discussion on what the smart building is and how it works to achieve smart control and optimal energy efficiency.

Building Energy Modeling 101

Whole-Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is a multipurpose tool for energy efficiency, supporting design, operations, codes and standards, and research. This session aims to cover the various aspects associated with BEM in a practical but comprehensible way from the perspective of a practitioner. Besides the basic principles of BEM, such as the heat transfer in building systems and common energy modeling tools, this seminar also schematically illustrates the benefits of BEM in the design and operation of buildings for better energy performance.