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Projects Approved At ASHRAE's 2011 Winter Conference
March 16, 2011

Guidance to specifying engineers and designers on how they can use building data to improve building operations, energy efficiency, comfort and sustainability will be developed through newly funded research from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Research Project 1633, “Data and Interfaces for Advanced Building Maintenance and Operation,” will result in development of a set of standard data-driven metrics, interfaces and dashboards for advanced building operation and management.

It was one of three projects totaling $430,000 approved by ASHRAE at its 2011 Winter Conference. The 1633 project is sponsored by Technical Committee 1.4, Control Theory and Application, and co-sponsored by 7.6, Building Energy Performance, and TC 7.9, Building Commissioning, and was awarded to KGS Buildings, Cambridge, Mass.

The other two projects approved at the Winter Conference are:
• 1580-RP, “Study of Input Parameters for Risk Assessment of 2L Flammable Refrigerants in Residential Air Conditioning and Small Commercial Refrigeration Applications,” sponsored by TC 3.1, Refrigerants and Secondary Coolants; awarded to Navigant Consulting Inc.
• 1613-RP, “Update Climatic Design Data in Chapter 14 of the 2013 Handbook, Fundaments,” sponsored by TC 4.2, Climatic Information, awarded to Numerical Logistics Inc.

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