2014 - Industry Session - Academia and Research
Carnegie Mellon Intelligent Dashboards: From Lab to Market
The building environment is an emerging market fordata driven control for energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Rapid adoption of energy disclosure laws by cities from New York to Seattle, combined with sensor and controller data from building automation systems across the nation,is generating data at a rate the building communitycannot comprehend. OSIsoft’s PI System data baseoffers a stellar opportunity to absorb these disparate data sources and provide data cleansing, dataanalytics, and real-time communication on multipleplatforms, to instigate action by the building community for energy and IEQ. This presentation will unveil Carnegie Mellon’s Intelligent Dashboardsatthe Occupant (ID-O), facility managers (ID-F) and city/campus scale (ID-C) that have been taken from labto market testing in collaboration with DOE, DOD, Siemens, university and corporate partners.
Carnegie Mellon University
Bertrand Lasternas holds a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Senior Researcher in the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Lasternas isakey investigator on the EEBHub project [http://www.eebhub.org/], an industry/university/nationalresearch lab consortium. CMU was awarded $6.25 million over the next five years from the USDepartment of Energy to contribute to the Energy Innovation Hub, focusing on developing technologies to make buildings more energy efficient while improving occupant comfort and productivity and at thesame time improving indoor environmental quality. In addition to working on EEBHub projects, Lasternas develops and writes proposals and is publishing journals and conference papers. He also advises and supports the Center’s PhD and Masters students in thesis and course projects. On top of research and academic responsibilities, Lasternas manages the diverse mechanical systems, sensors and actuators in the Intelligent Workplace and supports graduate student experimentation in the “BuildingDiagnostics and Controls” course as well as the MSin Sustainable Design synthesis projects. His efforts are central to the Intelligent Workplace and the Center for Building Performance research and academic agendas, supporting the creation of a platform that integrates energy consumption data, indoor environmental quality data, weather data, and mechanical systems control choices into high performance building solutions of significance in the US and beyond. Deeply engaged in energy saving designs and strategies, Lasternas is certified as a Passive House Consultant.