Smart Building Systems
ASHRAE Technical Committee 7.5

Meeting Information

ASHRAE 2022 Winter Conference
Las Vegas, NV

 TC 7.5 is sponsoring/cosponsoring these technical sessions at the ASHRAE 2022 Winter Conference:

Sunday, January 30, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM

Seminar 10 (Intermediate): Building-Integrated Indoor Air Quality Sensors
Track: Environmental Health and IEQ in the International Arena

Room: Milano I-III
Sponsor: 7.5 Smart Building Systems, 6.10 Fuels and Combustion
Chair: Zachary Siefker, Student Member, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Current efforts in building science include the development of low-cost, low-power and high reliability sensing systems, capable of accurately quantifying indoor air quality (IAQ) metrics. Such information is of high value for model development, building energy management and improving occupant health and comfort. However, the widespread use of building-integrated IAQ sensors has yet to be fully realized. This seminar reviews recent developments in building-integrated IAQ sensing systems. Novel sensing technologies, best practice evaluation protocols used to assess the accuracy and reliability of IAQ sensors and end-use IAQ sensing applications are reviewed.

1. Development and Evaluation of Low-Cost IAQ Sensors
Zachary Siefker, Student Member, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2. Developing CO2 Sensor System Reliability Evaluation Methods for Commercial Building Applications
Kristen Cetin, Ph.D., P.E., Member and Debrudra Mitra, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

3. An Application of Kitchen Indoor Air Quality Sensors in Phius+ and Energy STAR Multifamily Units
Rich Swierczyna, Member, Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL


Sunday, January 30, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Seminar 12 (Advanced):Renewables and the Smart Grid
Track: Energy System Integration
Room: Neopolitan I/II
Sponsor: 7.5 Smart Building Systems, 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization , 7.6 Building Energy Performance and 2.8 Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Chair: Christie Kjellman, Member, Kliewer & Associates, Aliso Viejo, CA
Renewable energy resources are nearly 20% of the U.S. generation mix, growing rapidly through advanced technology and state policy changes. Matching these accelerations in the energy markets are the emerging developments at the distribution level, also known as the “Smart Grid”. While electric customers are now both consuming and generating electricity, the Smart Grid and buildings will both need to dynamically respond to manage resources, loads and reliability. This session presents a variety of approaches used to optimize and integrate renewables and the Smart Grid.

1. Microgrid Applications
Mehdi Ganji, Ph.D., Willdan, San Francisco, CA

2. Field Demonstration of Optimal Control for Campus Cooling Plant for Renewable Energy Integration and Decarbonization
Donghun Kim, Ph.D., Member, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA


3. Integration of Renewables and the Smart Grid
Randall Higa, P.E., Member, Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA


Monday, January 31, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Seminar 20 (Intermediate): HVAC Design, Control and Operation of Hospitals After COVID-19 Fiasco
Track: Environmental Health and IEQ in the International Arena
Room: Augustus III/IV
Sponsor: 1.4 Control Theory and Application, 9.6 Healthcare Facilities , TC-1.5, TC-7.3, TC-7.5, TC-2.8
Chair: Frank Shadpour, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA
COVID-19 came from nowhere; worldwide and without exception, our hospitals were not ready. Healthcare planners didn’t expect it and HVAC Engineers had not designed for it. So, what happens now? We obviously don’t have adequate numbers of isolation rooms and research indicates that the ventilation methods of the past are inadequate to support the infection control and indoor air quality requirements of the future. This seminar presents the latest technology and findings for the proper design, control and operation of hospitals to comply with today’s requirements. Air change per hour, filtration and building automation are among the topics of discussion.

1. The Hospital of the Future: Designing for Energy Efficiency and Infection Control
Timothy Jacoby, Scripps Health, San Diego, CA


2. Designing Flexible and Adaptable HVAC Systems
Renshaw Edward, P.E., Kaiser Permanente, La Mesa, CA

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