SEMINAR: Framework for verification and evaluation of building energy performance
PhD Student, University of Southern Denmark
Elena Markoska is a PhD student at the University of Southern Denmark. She was born in the Republic of Macedonia, where she completed her primary and secondary education. She acquired her bachelors in Computer Science from the Ss Cyril and Methodius university, Skopje in 2014, as well as her Master in Software Engineering in 2015, both completed with honours. Her work during her master's thesis revolved around cloud computing interoperability and portability, yielding multiple publications. Currently her interests lie within solving the problems of energy efficiency in buildings, through the continuous verification of the subsystems in the building that is being measured. Elena is currently working on her joint research exchange at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as well as University of California at Berkeley.
The general trend in building commissioning is that the commissioning is often either insufficiently comprehensive in its execution, or it is not repeated again. As such, it has been observed that buildings often will contain faults that have not been discovered during the commissioning phase. This talk presents a framework for continuous verification and commissioning of a building with a set of performance tests that are able to monitor the performance and functionality with a daily granularity. The performance test attempt to test as many of the existing subsystems in the building as its instrumentation allows, covering tests for lighting, hot water, heating, solar cells, etc. Performance testing is additionally useful with regards to fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), and the project develops several strategies that aid the FDD process through the results from performance testing. In addition, performance testing can be used to learn about the building usage patterns as well as lead to smarter decisions about the behaviour within the building.