SinBerBEST PIs Win Green Buildings Innovation Cluster Grant

Building and Construction Authority has awarded two SinBerBEST Principal Investigators, Kameshwar Poolla and Su Rong, with a $1M grant for an energy efficiency and human comfort project for two years, starting July 1, 2016. The project entails scheduling and control of air distribution and delivery in building variable air volume air conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems.

It proposes a holistic approach covering system modeling and adaptive model identification, hierarchical distributed scheduling of cooling and ventilation air supply, model predictive control of air handling unit fans and zone dampers, real-time fault diagnosis and prognosis, and hierarchical distributed Information and communications technology infrastructure and sensor technologies.