SEMINAR: A Virtual Energy Audit for Commercial Building Energy Savings

SEMINAR: A Virtual Energy Audit for Commercial Building Energy Savings

Seminar Abstract 

Conventional energy audits typically require invasive, expensive, and time consuming methods. In contrast, a virtual energy audit that conducts a robust analysis without setting foot in the building would bring the industry significant value. Our solution, Energy Diagnostics Investigator for Efficiency Savings (EDIFES), diagnoses building characteristics and operational inefficiencies and predicts potential energy savings. With recent developments of “big data” analytics techniques (e.g. time series decomposition, clustering and filtering), EDIFES ingests, processes and analyzes 15-minute interval electricity consumption and associated weather data. Validated results on dozens of commercial buildings demonstrate its value to diagnose and predict building energy performance.

Seminar Speaker(s) 

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.
Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Alexis Abramson is the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University where she has been since 2003. Additionally, she is Co-Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute. As Co-Director and previously as Director, Alexis has helped implement a strategy for the institute focused on cutting edge areas of alternative energy. Alexis’ research has focused on thermal energy transport from the nano- to macroscale with an emphasis on building energy efficiency, thermal insulation, thermoelectrics, and thermal management of electronics and solar panels. From 2011 – 2013, Alexis was “on loan” to the federal government where she served as Chief Scientist to the Building Technologies Office at the U. S. Department of Energy. There, she led the management of a $90 million/year portfolio focused on research, development and commercialization of building technologies. Alexis received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tufts University in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Date 

Oct 3, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location 

90-3122

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