Practical application of a sensor overlay system for building monitoring and commissioning.

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dc.contributor.author Painter, B. en
dc.contributor.author Brown, Neil en
dc.contributor.author Cook, M. J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-07T15:55:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-07T15:55:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Painter, B., Brown, N., and Cook, M. J. (2012). Practical application of a sensor overlay system for building monitoring and commissioning. Energy and Buildings, 48 pp. 29 – 39. en
dc.identifier.issn 0378-7788
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5669
dc.description.abstract The drive to design more energy efficient buildings is increasingly leading to complex buildings with finely balanced ventilation and heating/cooling strategies. Commissioning of the often complex control systems is difficult and time consuming, as it relies on the sensing technology of the Building Management System, which is designed to control the building during normal operation, but lacks the resolution for thorough analysis of internal conditions to resolve initial building operation problems. This can result in a drawn out commissioning process, which is costly for the construction team. Moreover, insufficient commissioning and maintenance of building controls can lead to poorly functioning buildings, with great cost-implications for landlords, occupants and employers. This paper introduces a sensor overlay method that can support building control commissioning and maintenance by providing high-resolution data and speeding up the commissioning process. The development of the method and its practical application during a long-term study period, which coincided with the commissioning of an advanced naturally ventilated building, are described. The benefits for the design and commissioning teams and the implications for other stakeholders are explored. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject building control en
dc.subject commissioning en
dc.subject BMS en
dc.subject building monitoring en
dc.subject field study en
dc.subject instrumentation en
dc.subject TVOC en
dc.subject demand controlled ventilation en
dc.title Practical application of a sensor overlay system for building monitoring and commissioning. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.01.003
dc.researchgroup Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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