Control Theory and Application
ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.4

Meeting Information

TC 1.4 is sponsoring several technical programs at the Orlando Winter 2016 Meeting.

Sunday, January 24, 2016   8:00-9:00 AM
Is Recovery Possible? Controls Challenges with Medical Codes and Standards
Chair: Chariti Young, Member, Automated Logic Corp, Kennesaw, GA
Codes and Standards establish minimum levels of compliance. Medical facilities have minimum levels understandably higher than many other fields. However, as the world of controls technologies and sequences of operation have advanced, medical construction codes and standards have not kept pace. In many cases, this limits the ability of owners and operators to use newer technologies and controls capabilities to save energy while keeping medical facility occupants safe and comfortable. Speakers present case studies where some of these challenges have been successfully overcome, as well as approaches that can prove new technologies for inclusion in medical codes and standards.
1. Mandatory Energy Waste? This Owner Says NO!
Travis R English, P.E., Member, Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim, CA
2. What's in the Way of Better Codes and Standards
David Castillo, P.E., Member, OSHPD, Sacramento, CA

Sunday, January 24, 2016   9:45-10:45 AM
Energy Submetering Fundamentals: Benchmarking, Baselining and Beyond!
Chair: Lyle Willis, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA 
Everyone is talking about improving energy consumption. However, if you can't measure it, you can't improve it. In a college setting where an entire campus may be fed from a single electrical or natural gas meter, individual building submetering is essential to identifying big ticket energy waste. This session highlights two different approaches to submetering: one campus which utilized their building automation system and the other which built a network of web-enabled sub meters tied into an energy dashboard. See how each campus is making their metering investment pay back through targeted benchmarking and monitoring-based commissioning.
1. From Submeters to Savings: How the San Diego Community College District Used a Submetering Project to Kickstart an Energy Savings Campaign
Chris Manis, San Diego Community College District, San Diego, CA
2. Leveraging Building Automation Systems to Perform Metering and M&V
Melissa Plaskonos, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Monday, January 25, 2016    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Should You Use Your Building Automation System to Commission Your Building Systems?
Chair: Chad Moore, P.E., Member, Engineering Resource Group, Jackson, MS 
With the availability of large amounts of Building Automation System data and the advent of automated building system commissioning tools, will the need for laborious human-based commissioning be replaced with automated commissioning? This seminar debates the advantages and disadvantages of both traditional component/building system commissioning and autonomous, model-based commissioning.
1. No Amount of BAS Data or Digital Processing Will Replace Human Commissioning in the Field
Barry Bridges, Sebesta Blomberg & Associates, St. Paul, MN
2. Autonomous Model-Based Commissioning Pros and Cons
Allan Daly, P.E., Member, Taylor Enginering, Alameda, CA

Tuesday, January 26, 2016   1:00-1:30 PM
The Latest Technologies and Solutions in Building Automation: An Open Session for YEA Members
Chair: Frank Shadpour, P.E., HFDP, Fellow ASHRAE, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA
OPEN SESSION: no badge required; no PDHs awarded; presented during the TC's meeting. This seminar focuses on the latest available technologies and solutions in building automation systems. It addresses topics such as wireless technology, dashboards and continuous commissioning as well as a number of other innovative solutions for today's green, sustainable buildings. This seminar is highly recommended for Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA). Ron Bernstein, Member, RBCG, LLC, Encinitas, CA, presents “What's on the Horizon for Building Automation Controls: Whole Building Integration, Cyber Security and Iot Cloud Apps.” Chad Moore, P.E., Member, Engineering Resource Group, Jackson, MS, presents “Future Applications of Controls—Today.”

Tuesday, January 26, 2016   2:30-3:30PM
Design-Build for DDC: Yes, It Works! No, It Doesn’t! A Healthy Debate by Two Experts
Chair: Frank Shadpour, P.E., HFDP, Fellow ASHRAE, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA 
Those who recommend Design-Build for every situation need to be careful. When it comes to DDC, Design-Build may not be the best solution. Some general contractors claim that the controls subcontractor is no different than the drywall subcontractor, and if a Design Build delivery method works for one, it should work for all. Our speaker feels strongly that a Design-Build scenario is the best solution for today’s DDC systems. “I beg to differ,” says our other speaker. Categorizing drywall and DDC subcontractors under the same umbrella spells trouble. Join us for a healthy discussion.
1. Yes, It Works!
Brian Allen, Member, ATS Automation, Renton, WA
2. No It Doesn't!
George Gemberling III, Member, County of Riverside, Riverside, CA

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ALL ASHRAE committee meetings, including this TC’s meetings at the Winter and Annual Society conferences, are open to the public at no cost nor is conference registration required. Interested visitors, local chapter members, and potential new TC members are always welcome. However to attend technical program sessions sponsored by the TC will require registration and payment of any applicable fee.

Participation in an ASHRAE TC provides the opportunity to grow professionally and to contribute to the advancement of HVAC&R within an international organization recognized for shaping the future of the built environment through research, standards writing, publishing, and education.