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We’re pleased to be hosting a free seminar with Trinity College Dublin “Operational Energy Management of the Built Environment.”

This one day seminar will discuss the aspects of the built environment, with respect to the operational energy management of buildings, groups of buildings, districts and cities. The morning session will focus on buildings and groups of buildings. This will include discussions surrounding the issues of calibration of building energy models to inform operational building use; fault detection and diagnosis in existing buildings to ensure buildings are operating as efficiently as they can; and the in-use optimisation of buildings using algorithms for prediction and automation of building systems taking into account uncertainties such as external weather and behaviour of building occupants based on findings and current developments in the IES and TCD Marie Curie partnership project EINSTEIN. The afternoon session will then focus on the district and city levels. This will include discussions surrounding urban modelling for energy use; issues surrounding the smart grid and integration of centralised renewable systems for groups of buildings and localised districts; and finally optimisation and demand response for buildings at a district and city scale.

The seminar will also include a workshop, held over the lunchtime period, which will focus on improving the renovation process of the construction sector from design to operation which everyone is welcome to participate in. Plus, there will be a display of posters for attendees to examine during the lunch break.

Attendees will also be given a guided tour of the Guinness Store House Factory and enjoy a complimentary Guinness in the rooftop bar.

You can register to attend for this free event HERE

The agenda for this event is below.

08.00 – 09.00 Arrival and Registration
MORNING SESSION – BUILDINGS
SESSION 1 – CALIBRATION
09.00 – 09.20: Daniel Coakley (IES) – Barriers and issues with the creation of calibrated models
09.20 – 09.30: Matthew Horrigan (UCD) – A holistic life-cycle data analysis approach to bridge the energy performance gap in buildings
09.30 – 09.50: Stephen Earle (IES) – How to create a calibrated model using SCAN
09.50 – 10.00: Q&A
SESSION 2 – FAULT DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS
10.00 – 10.20: Marcus Keane (NUIG) -
10.20 – 10.35: Biswajit Basu (TCD) – System Identification and Fault Detection
10.35 – 10.50: Catherine Conaghan (IES) – Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics: Approaches using Rule-based, Empirical Model-Based and Machine Learning Techniques
10.50 – 11.00: Q&A
COFFEE BREAK
SESSION 3 – IN-USE OPTIMISATION
11.30 – 11.50: Gordon Aird (IES) -
11.50 – 12.00: Fabiano Pallonetto (UCD) – Demand Response in the Domestic Building Sector
12.00 – 12.10: Despoina Christantoni (UCD) – Demand Response in the Commercial Building Sector
12.10 – 12.20: Himanshu Nagpal (TCD) – Peak load shaving using online scheduling in smart home
12.20 – 12.30: Q&A
12.30 – 13.15 IMPRESS Workshop: Improving the Renovation Process from Design to Operation
LUNCH
AFTERNOON SESSION – CITIES
SESSION 1 – URBAN MODELLING FOR ENERGY USE
14.00 – 14.20: James O’Donnell (UCD): The next generation of performance metrics for buildings and districts
14.20 – 14.30: TBC
14.30 – 14.40: Giovanni Tardioli (IES) – Prediction of building energy use in urban case studies using data driven approaches
14.40 – 14.50: Q&A
SESSION 2 – SMART GRID AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
14.50 – 15.10: Siobhan Clarke/Ivana Dusparic (TCD/UCD)
15.10 – 15.20: Adam Taylor (TCD) – Aggregation of residential neighbourhood demand through optimisation of multiple device usage
15.20 – 15.30: Aidan Jones (UCD) – Ground Source Heat Pumps and Thermal Storage for Building Heating
15.30 – 15.40: Q&A
SESSION 3 – OPTIMISATION AND DEMAND RESPONSE ANALYSIS FOR DISTRICTS
15.40 – 16.00: Donal Finn (UCD)
16.00 – 16.10: Andrei Marinescu (TCD) – Prediction-based Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Energy Usage Optimization in Residential Neighbourhoods
16.10 – 16.20: Dimitrios Kapetanakis (UCD) – Thermal Load Prediction using Data Driven Approaches in Commercial Buildings
16.20 – 16.30: Q&A
16.30: Close

Details

Date:
18th November 2015
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Venue

Guinness Store House
St James's Gate, Dublin, Ireland
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