Optimize Your Building’s Operational Performance: Tools for Re-Tuning

Optimize Your Building’s Operational Performance: Tools for Re-Tuning

March 22, 2017, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Level 1, 1C04


Building Re-Tuning (BRT), ,a technique developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is a systematic process to identify operational problems by utilizing data collected from the building automation system (BAS) and correcting the deficiencies at no or low cost.

3 years into applying BRT researches in DCAS’s institutional buildings, CUNY BPL will share lessons learnt and case studies with BRT during this interactive panel discussion.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize energy conservation opportunities through operational measures and adjustments.
2. Apply building Re-tuning protocol with and without using a building automation system
3. Understand the role of information processing platforms such as VOLTTRON or Niagara, in providing useful information to operators.



  • Da-Wei Huang


    Senior Applied Research Associate

    Building Performance Lab, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems

    Da-Wei Huang comes to BPL with extensive experience leading the retro-commissioning process in Local Law 87 projects, conducting ASHRAE Level II...

  • Alex Mikszewski


    Energy Manager

    Brooklyn Public Library System

    Alex is the energy manager for the Brooklyn Public Library system, consisting of 59 buildings ranging from less than 10,000 to over 300,000 square...

  • Daniel Donovan


    Energy Manager

    NYC Citywide Administrative Services, Asset Management

      Daniel Donovan was educated in Ireland at St. Goban’s vocational college. In 1987, he immigrated to the United States of America.  For the next 15...

  • George Hernendez


    Staff Scientist

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

          George joined PNNL in 2009 and works in the Advanced Building Controls group. He is a Staff Scientist and senior demand side management...


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