Committee 7.5 - Smart Building Systems
- Building Operations Dynamics Subcommittee
- The Building Operations Dynamics Subcommittee of TC 7.5 is concerned with the dynamic characteristics and interactions of comfort conditions,
the active components of HVAC systems, the passive components of HVAC systems, control systems and operation strategies and the building.
The committee is concerned with the methods of building system operation which minimize energy used through the consideration of dynamics and
interactions. It is also concerned with methods which consider dynamic and interactive characteristics in the design or comfort conditioning systems.
- Fault Detection & Diagnosis Subcommittee
- Wireless Applications Subcommittee
The Wireless Applications Subcommitee of TC 7.5: Smart Building Systems
explores the use of wireless communications technology for enabling smart building systems.
The aim of this subcommittee will be (a) to sponsor research to
understand the performance, benefits, and drawbacks of wireless
communications in buildings and to enhance the impact of wireless technology in
building operations, and (b) to organize programs that inform ASHRAE members of
advances in wireless technology and that provide those members with experiences
and guidelines in using wireless technology for building applications.
- SmartGrid Subcommittee
- Scope- This subcommittee will explore and develop ideas and research work statements to improve the
building and utility interactions (and more specifically the electric grid). The research will focus on developing enabling
technologies for seamless interaction of smart building components and utilities and other building services. An important
aspect of this work is to identify the information that is necessary to support smart building technologies, and to identify the
requirements of communication protocols to support the exchange of this information between different building services
buildings and utilities, between multiple buildings, with outside service providers.
The importance of a stable and reliable electric power grid to life and the economy in the 21st century has been underscored by two major events
over the last decade: a major black out on the east coast of North America and wildly varying electricity prices in California during an attempt at
restructuring the electricity marketplace. In response to these events many organization (DOE, EPRI, and CEC) have started research activities
to find ways to modernize the grid. However, there a significant gaps in the research activities, especially as they relate to buildings. Since buildings
consume over 70% of the electric in the U.S., they have to part of the solution to modernize the grid. ASHRAE has traditionally developed technologies,
standards, and guidelines for buildings. Therefore, this subcommittee can play a major role in continuing this effort.
- RTAR - "A Building Systems Emulation Tool for Building Operators"
- RTAR - "Demand Response Optimization Protocol and Integrated Training "
- Research Subcommittee