Emerging Technologies: Automated Whole Building Diagnostics
Although most building HVAC systems maintain basic levels of functionality, many do not perform as intended because of a wide range of faults that compromise their effectiveness, degrade climate control, and increase energy consumption. An automated whole building diagnostics (AWBD) tool is a software program that takes a top-down approach to diagnostics to detect excess energy consumption of the whole building and its major systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and large refrigeration systems.
Authors: KURT ROTH, PH.D., Associate Member ASHRAE; PATRICIA LLANA; DETLEF WESTPHALEN, PH.D., Member ASHRAE; and JAMES BRODRICK, PH.D., Member ASHRAE
Citation: ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 47, No. 5, p. 82-84
Publish Date: May 2005
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