Cx Investigations: Energy Waste, Operational Issues and Other Offenses

  • Ryan Stroupe – PG&E Pacific Energy Center
  • Arik Cohen, PE – kW Engineering

This interactive presentation (and play on the popular CSI TV franchise) works directly with the audience to approach existing building commissioning (EBCx) from a forensics perspective. Using photographs, screen captures from control systems, trend data and other investigative tools, the panelists for this session reveal crimes of energy waste and dysfunctional operation. For each situation the speakers provide the data used to identify the issue, and then ask the audience “solve the case”. The session begins with an introduction to the building forensic tools available to commissioning providers, including site observation, building performance data, control system graphics, and functional test results.

The presenters also provide notes on best practices for each of the forensic tools listed.

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