“When you come in and try to take control… or transparency and ownership of the system away from somebody, that’s when you start running into problems. I think you have to not just replace a process, but data-enrich the process… It has to be able to engage with people onsite.”
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- I started out the episode by introducing the topic, advanced supervisory controls, and summarizing why this is important for smart buildings, climate change, and much more.
- Then we heard from our panelists, three of whom are past podcast guests. We had: Keith Gipson of facil.ai, Tyson Soutter of Siemens, Terry Herr of Intellimation, and Jean-Simon Venne of BrainBox AI.
- The five of us unpack this topic, which I think is the most misunderstood topic and smart buildings right now.
Mentions and Links
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) (3:32)
- facil.ai (4:41)
- Phoenix Energy Technologies (4:55)
- Tridium (5:59)
- Intellimation (14:11)
- Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) (14:32)
- VOLTTRON (15:40)
- AIRCx (15:48)
- KGS Buildings (15:51)
- BrainBox AI (18:37)
- Copper Tree (32:47)
- ASHRAE Guideline 36 (34:03)
Music credit: The Garden State by Audiobinger
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Here’s this week’s deep dive outline:
My reaction, including highlights:
Origins of the concept from Keith
Difficulties implementing closed loop optimization from Tyson
Terry on national lab resources and potential for deployment of ASC as ‘the next big thing’
Jean-Simon on what’s changed (data storage, computational capacity, neural networks), and why now is the time to start pushing ASC at scale
Keith introduces facil.ai, and describes the social engineering aspect of the transition to ASC
Confronting perceived controversies: robot vs. operator, the control should be done by the control system
The potential for closed-loop optimization as a tool for an analytics or fault detection service offering
The value proposition for building owners
- Full transcript