Assessment of Building Intelligence Requirements for Real Time Performance Testing in Smart Buildings

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Abstract

Buildings contribute with 32% to the world's overall energy consumption. Given documented discrepancies between the design and operation of buildings, concepts such as continuous commissioning and performance testing (PTing) have emerged. To increase the applicability and customizability of real-Time performance monitoring, PTing frameworks utilize metadata schemas and generic libraries of tests. However, real-Time PTing requires enhanced instrumentation in the building, such as meters and sensors. Considering the usage and age of buildings, different buildings impose more stringent requirements for sensing equipment in terms of applicability of PTing. Prior work establishes a framework for automatic discovery of performance tests, and their continuous execution without human intervention. In this paper, we provide an algorithm for automatic estimation of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI), a metric for measuring the technological readiness of a building proposed by the European Commission. In line with our PTing framework, we estimate a minimal SRI for PTing to be 23%, implying high applicability across a variety of buildings. We evaluate a case study building for its SRI and perform sensitivity analyses of the SRI specific requirements against the PT-SRI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech)
EditorsToni Perković, Katarina Vukojević, Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues, Sandro Nižetić, Luigi Patrono, Petar Šolić
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date1. Aug 2019
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-2073-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-290-091-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Aug 2019
Event4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2019 - Bol/Split, Croatia
Duration: 18. Jun 201921. Jun 2019

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2019
CountryCroatia
CityBol/Split
Period18/06/201921/06/2019

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Intelligent buildings
Testing
Metadata
Energy utilization
Monitoring
Sensors

Keywords

  • building intelligence
  • performance testing
  • smart buildings
  • smart readiness indicator

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Markoska, E., Jakica, N., Lazarova-Molnar, S., & Kragh, M. K. (2019). Assessment of Building Intelligence Requirements for Real Time Performance Testing in Smart Buildings. In T. Perković, K. Vukojević, J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, S. Nižetić, L. Patrono, & P. Šolić (Eds.), 2019 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/SpliTech.2019.8783002
Markoska, Elena ; Jakica, Nebojsa ; Lazarova-Molnar, Sanja ; Kragh, Mikkel K. / Assessment of Building Intelligence Requirements for Real Time Performance Testing in Smart Buildings. 2019 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech). editor / Toni Perković ; Katarina Vukojević ; Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues ; Sandro Nižetić ; Luigi Patrono ; Petar Šolić. IEEE, 2019.
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Markoska, E, Jakica, N, Lazarova-Molnar, S & Kragh, MK 2019, Assessment of Building Intelligence Requirements for Real Time Performance Testing in Smart Buildings. in T Perković, K Vukojević, JJPC Rodrigues, S Nižetić, L Patrono & P Šolić (eds), 2019 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech). IEEE, 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2019, Bol/Split, Croatia, 18/06/2019. https://doi.org/10.23919/SpliTech.2019.8783002

Assessment of Building Intelligence Requirements for Real Time Performance Testing in Smart Buildings. / Markoska, Elena; Jakica, Nebojsa; Lazarova-Molnar, Sanja; Kragh, Mikkel K.

2019 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech). ed. / Toni Perković; Katarina Vukojević; Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues; Sandro Nižetić; Luigi Patrono; Petar Šolić. IEEE, 2019.

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Markoska E, Jakica N, Lazarova-Molnar S, Kragh MK. Assessment of Building Intelligence Requirements for Real Time Performance Testing in Smart Buildings. In Perković T, Vukojević K, Rodrigues JJPC, Nižetić S, Patrono L, Šolić P, editors, 2019 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech). IEEE. 2019 https://doi.org/10.23919/SpliTech.2019.8783002