Adam Regnier Wins “Best Demo” at the 1st Annual ACM BuildSys Conference

Drexel University PhD candidate Adam Regnier was awarded “Best Demo” at the 2014 ACM BuildSys Conference, for his demonstration titled Automated Diagnostics for AHU-VAV Systems Using Pattern Matching. The conference focuses on embedded systems for energy-efficient buildings, and Adam’s work demonstrated a novel, low-cost method to automatically detect and diagnose faults in HVAC systems. This diagnostic tool was demonstrated with an interactive user interface that had been previously deployed to perform real-time diagnostics at a commercial building in the Philadelphia Naval Yard. His project has been performed in conjunction with his advisor, Dr. Jin Wen, and funded by the Department of Energy as part of the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation.