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Intelligent Buildings - Can They Effectively Respond to Occupant Needs While Reducing Energy Use?

The purpose of this presentation is to evaluate the benefits of converging technology to enhance building operations and sustainability initiatives. To date there has been much talk about system integration, building intelligence and green facilities.  The missing link has been the detailed and documented business data that is required in the evaluation of Total Building Solutions. For the Canal Building, at Carleton University, the opportunity to have all stakeholders involved from initial design to final occupancy provides valuable insight into how stakeholders define and assess the value of integration. For this project, a key Tipping Point was the decision to bring together IT and Facility Management Services onto one, simplified and IP-centric building automation and data backbone.  The convergence of the buildings central nervous system is a paradigm shift which integrates data from multiple facility management and data systems to enhance Total Building Performance. In addition, a robust sensor and metering infrastructure was integrated with the building automation system which permits the facility owner, operator, faculty, and student body alike to create a window through which energy use and occupant activities can be clearly monitored, recorded and effectively managed.  This will provide the ability to perform high-level analytics and implement a variety of adaptive control strategies.  The building operations research program will evaluate the conversion of data into usable information to optimize building operation and sustainability initiatives.

1. Participants will gain an understanding the energy benefits of an Intelligent/Integrated Building.
2. Participants will gain an understanding the long term operation and maintenance benefits of an Intelligent/Integrated Building.
3. Participants will gain an understanding student/faculty experience benefits of an Intelligent/Integrated Building.

Darryl Boyce, Carlton University