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Roofing TRACK 3: HVACR / Mechanical Systems


Matt Huffman

Matt Huffman

Senior Program Manager
Resource Innovations

Matt Huffman has been working in HVAC engineering and energy services since 1996. He currently works as a Senior Program Manager for Resource Innovations, an environmental and energy efficiency consultancy. From 2012-2019 he led an energy services group within a large commercial HVAC contractor. This work specialized in HVAC efficiency projects including utility incentives, energy modeling and benchmarking. He has been an educational speaker for USGBC-Illinois, Chicago Center for Green Technology, and multiple tradeshow events. From 2013-2016, he was the President of the Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA (International Building Performance Simulation Association). In 2016 he earned the ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Filling the HVAC Controls Gap Between a Yugo and a Lambo

There is a gap in the HVAC controls market between simple programmable thermostats ("Yugos", the infamous low-cost cars from the former Yugoslavia) and high-cost building automation systems (Lamborghinis or "Lambos"). While there are good use cases for both of these types of controls, there is a need for something in-between. This can include "advanced RTU controls" and "light commercial building controls". Through multiple project examples, Matt will show the uses, benefits, and challenges of installing such systems. There will be a focus on energy savings opportunities with these systems.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify and recognize three major classifications of HVAC controls
  2. Identify building types and use cases for "in between" HVAC controls systems
  3. Determine key control elements and strategies that need to be addressed
  4. Determine energy savings for different use cases

This session has been approved for the following CEUs 
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