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Used to Identify
High energy use relative to
Source: Aurora Public Schools
Source: Macalester College
Peak demand reduction
Energy use by hour
relative to modeled
3. SMART ENERGY ANALYTICS CAMPAIGN RESULTS
TABLE 2: Summary of commonly used metrics and analyses in EIS
Source: Carleton College
TABLE 3: Summary of common faults detected by FDD technology
System Components Analyzed
Dampers (air handling units,
Cooling/heating valves and coils
FDD Tool Analysis
Simultaneous heating and cooling
Compare controller output setpoints to the actual condition to find failed devices.
Determine the stability of controllers.
Identify if a damper is stuck open, closed, at a fixed position, or leaking.
Compare mixed air temp to return air temp with the outdoor air damper closed.
Identify if a valve is stuck or leaking.
Identify a fouled or blocked coil.
Detect when temp difference exists across a coil when valve is shut or when the
system is not achieving a desired temp drop across a coil when valve is open.
Detect if the rooftop units (RTUs) or air handling units (AHUs) are not economizing
when they should.
Detect if the RTU/AHU is economizing when it should not (i.e., calculate the relevant
theoretical outdoor air ratio with outdoor air temp, return air temp, and mixed air temp).
Detect if the economizer lockout setpoint is too high or low.
Detect if unnecessary heating, economizer cooling, and/or mechanical cooling
occur at the same time.
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