In an age of advanced technologies and pervasive data, UTRC is using information to slow and circumvent the effects of time before they occur. UTRC is taking a lead role in leveraging data to increase levels of system performance and efficiency in new and existing technologies. Our researchers are exploring ways to optimize new systems and designs, and developing advanced enabling technologies to diagnose and even predict problems before they happen. UTRC is helping ensure that modern constructs—such as the complex energy-intense systems in today’s efficient buildings—continue to deliver optimal performance without major refurbishing, upgrades or repair.
Building Diagnostics: Through advanced diagnostic algorithms, UTRC is developing technologies to rapidly identify deficiencies in complex, energy-intense systems and, in some cases, automatically implement a corrective solution to ensure occupant comfort while minimizing energy usage.