Digitizing Buildings with BRICK to Enable Portable Analytics, Modeling, and Controls - Carlos Duarte

Panelist: Carlos Duarte, Postdoctoral Researcher at Center for the Built Environment (CBE), UC Berkeley
Chair: Daniel Coakley, ASHRAE Ireland President 2021-2022
Date/Time: Thursday 28th October 2021 (5:00 - 6:00 PM BST)
[DCoakley - Intro] http://ashrae-ireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/20211028_Intro_DCoakley.pdf
[CDuarte - BRICK] http://ashrae-ireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/20211028-Digitizing-Building-with-Brick-CDR.pdf

Semantic metadata standards, such as Brick, show promise to quickly scale improvements in energy efficiency, equipment operation, maintenance workflows, and occupant satisfaction across the facility management industry. These benefits are possible by providing standardize semantic descriptions of physical, logical, and virtual assets in buildings and the relationships between them to enable interoperability and portability of analytics, modeling, and controls. In this presentation, we will first give an overview of Brick and the Mortar data platform. Brick is an ongoing open-source effort that uses an extensible class hierarchy and minimal set of relationships to build machine readable, directed, labeled graph data model of a building. Mortar is the Modular Open Reproducible Testbed for Analysis & Research that contains data streams and corresponding Brick models for 107 buildings. Then we will discuss how we leverage the capabilities of Brick and Mortar to build single software applications that executes across heterogeneous buildings, acting as a vehicle for reproducible evaluations in building science.

About the Speaker: Carlos Duarte is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Built Environment at University of California, Berkeley. Carlos recently received his PhD in Architecture with an emphasis on Building Science, Technology and Sustainability from UC Berkeley. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His research interest includes radiant heating and cooling, occupant behavior impact on building energy consumption, and the development of tools that help various building stakeholders. He is currently working on developing portable analytics and control applications that produce knowledge from the wealth of data that modern buildings produce and streamline the implementation of best-in-class HVAC control sequences.

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