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Brochures

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (AFDD) for RTUs. PNNL-SA-112956 (PDF 383KB)

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Case Study: Field Evaluation of a High Efficiency RTU. PNNL-SA-110755 (PDF 487KB)

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator. PNNL-SA-107358 (PDF 215KB)

Publications

Katipamula S., W. Wang, and M. Vowles. 2014. "Improving the Operating Efficiency of Packaged Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps." ASHRAE Journal 56(3):36-42. (PDF 289KB)

Brambley, M.R., N. Fernandez, W. Wang, K.A. Cort, H. Cho, H. Ngo and J.K. Goddard. 2011. Final Project Report: Self-Correcting Controls for VAV System Faults: Filter/Fan/Coil and VAV Box Sections. PNNL-20452, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 1,515KB)

Wang W., S. Katipamula, Y. Huang, and M.R. Brambley. 2011. Energy Savings and Economics of Advanced Control Strategies for Packaged Air-Conditioning Units with Gas Heat. PNNL-20955, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 8,409KB)

Liu, G. and M.R. Brambley. 2011. "Occupancy Based Control Strategy for Variable-Air-Volume (VAV) Terminal Box Systems." ASHRAE Transactions, Volume 117, Part 2, pp. 244-252. (PDF 1,778KB)

Brambley, M.R. 2009. A Novel Low-Cost, Reduced-Sensor Approach for Providing Smart Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics for Packaged Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps, PNNL-18891. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 169KB)

Fernandez, N., M.R. Brambley and S. Katipamula. 2009. Self-Correcting HVAC Controls: Algorithms for Sensors and Dampers in Air-Handling Units, PNNL-19104. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 1,609KB)

Fernandez, N., M.R. Brambley, S. Katipamula, H. Cho, J. Goddard and L. Dinh. 2009. Self-Correcting HVAC Controls Project Final Report, PNNL-19074. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 1,341KB)

Katipamula, S. and M. R. Brambley. 2007. "Automated Proactive Fault Isolation: A Key to Automated Commissioning." ASHRAE Transactions, Volume 113, Part 2, pp. 40-51. (PDF 2,543KB)

M. Kintner-Meyer and M. R. Brambley. 2006. “Are Wireless Sensors and Controls Ready for the Building Automation Industry? Selected Case Studies and Technology Development Activities.” Chapter 69 in World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) 2006 Proceedings, Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, GA. (PDF 662KB)

Brambley M. R., P. Haves, S. C. McDonald, P. Torcellini, D. G. Hansen, D. Holmberg, and K. Roth. 2005. DOE Advanced Controls R&D Planning Workshop, June 11, 2003, Washington DC: Workshop Results . PNNL-15148, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 235KB)

Brambley M. R., P. Haves, S. C. McDonald, P. Torcellini, D. G. Hansen, D. Holmberg, and K. Roth. 2005. Advanced Sensors and Controls for Building Applications: Market Assessment and Potential R&D Pathways. PNNL-15149, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 628KB)

Brambley M.R., M. Kintner-Meyer, S. Katipamula, and P. J. O'Neill. 2005. "Wireless Sensor Applications for Building Operation and Management." Chapter 27 in Web Based Energy Information and Control Systems: Case Studies and Applications, ed. B.L. Capehart; L.C. Capehart, pp. 341-367. The Fairmont Press/CRC Press, Lilburn, Georgia. (PDF 405KB); book available at The Fairmont Press Book Store.

Katipamula, Srinivas, and Michael R. Brambley. 2005a. “Methods for Fault Detection, Diagnostics and Prognostics for Building Systems – A Review Part I.” International Journal of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigerating Research, 11(1):3-25. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 798KB)

Katipamula, Srinivas, and Michael R. Brambley. 2005b. “Methods for Fault Detection, Diagnostics and Prognostics for Building Systems – A Review Part II.” International Journal of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigerating Research, 11(2):169-188. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 113KB)

Katipamula S., and M.R. Brambley. 2004. "Wireless Condition Monitoring and Maintenance for Rooftop Packaged Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning." In Proceedings of the 2004 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, pp. 3-124 - 3-138. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington, DC. (PDF 1228KB)

Kintner-Meyer M., and R. Conant. 2004. "Opportunities of Wireless Sensors and Controls for Building Operation." In Proceedings of 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, pp. 3-139 through 3-152. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC. Also published in Energy Engineering Journal, 2005, vol. 102, no. 5, pp.27-48. (PDF 146KB)

Kintner-Meyer M., J.R. Skorpik, and L.D. Reid. 2004. Report on Cost-Effectiveness and Energy Savings from Application of Low-Cost Wireless Sensing. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 228KB)

Kintner-Meyer M. 2004. "Opportunities of Wireless Sensors and Controls for Building Operation." Chapter 31 in Proceedings of World Energy Engineering Congress. Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, GA. (PDF 176KB).

Katipamula Srinivas, Michael R Brambley, Jeff Schien (NIST). 2003. Task Report for the Energy Efficient and Affordable Small Commercial and Residential Buildings Research Program - Project 2.7 - Enabling Tools, Task 2.7.4 - Results of Testing WBD Features under Controlled Conditions. PNWD-3287, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 3MB)

Katipamula Srinivas, Michael R. Brambley, Nathan N. Bauman, and Robert G. Pratt. 2003. "Enhancing Building Operations through Automated Diagnostics: Field Test Results." In Proceedings of 2003 International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations. (PDF 604KB)

Katipamula, Srinivas, Nathan N Bauman, Robert G Pratt, and Michael R Brambley. 2003. Demonstration of the Whole-Building Diagnostician in a Single-Building Operator Environment. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 2MB)

Katipamula Srinivas, Michael R Brambley, Nathan N Bauman, and Robert G Pratt. 2003. "Enhancing Building Operations through Automated Diagnostics: Field Test Results." In Proceedings of 2003 International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations. (PDF 508KB)

Katipamula, S., M. R. Brambley, and L. Luskay. 2003. "Automated Proactive Techniques for Commissioning Air-Handling Units," ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, Special Issue on Emerging Trends in Building Design, Diagnosis and Operation 125(1):282-291. (PDF 733KB)

BROKEN LINK: Katipamula S., M. R. Brambley, and L Luskay. 2003. "Methods for Automated and Continuous Commissioning of Buildings." Report PNWD-3272, Battelle Pacific Northwest Division, Richland, WA. Also published by the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Pratt, Robert G, Nathan N Bauman, and Srinivas Katipamula. 2003. New Technology Demonstration of the Whole-Building Diagnostician at the Federal Aviation Administration-Denver Airport. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. (PDF 2MB)

Sisk, Daniel, Michael R. Brambley, Teresa Carlon and Robert Briggs. 2003. Project 2.5 - Pattern Recognition Based Fault Detection and Diagnostics, Automated Diagnostics Software Requirements Specification Version 1.1. August 2003. (PDF 622KB)

Brambley, M. R., David Chassin, Krishnan Gowri, Brian Kammers (Johnson Controls) and David Branson (Compliance Services Group), "DDC and the Web," ASHRAE Journal, 42 (12), pp. 38-50 (December 2000). (PDF 4,028KB)

Kintner-Meyer M., M.R. Brambley. 2002. "Pros & Cons of Wireless." ASHRAE Journal, 44(11):54-61. (PDF 733KB)

Kintner-Meyer M., M.R. Brambley, T.A. Carlon, N.N. Bauman. 2002. "Wireless Sensors: Technology and Cost-Savings for Commercial Buildings." American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. (PDF 75KB)

Boy, R. October 14, 2002. "Wireless Technologies Bring Comfort to Buildings." Hanford Reach. (PDF 34KB)

Brambley, Michael R., Peter Armstrong, Srinivas Katipamula, Michael Kintner-Meyer, and Robert Pratt. 2001. “Intelligent Buildings,” CRC Handbook of Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning, Jan F. Kreider, editor, pp. 5-46 – 5-59. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Katipamula, Srinivas, Robert G. Pratt, James Braun. 2001. “Building System Diagnostics and Preventive Maintenance.” CRC Handbook of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ed. Jan F. Kreider, pp. 7-25 – 7-85. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Brambley, Michael R., Robert G. Pratt. 2000. "Using Automated Diagnostic Tools to Provide Energy Services." 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Proceedings, August 20-25, 2000. (PDF 39KB)

Pratt, Robert G., Srinivas Katipamula (ENRON), Michael R. Brambley, Steven L. Blanc (PG&E). 2000. "Field Results from Application of the Outdoor-Air/Economizer Diagnostician for Commissioning and O&M." 8th National Conference on Building Commissioning Conference Proceedings, May 3-5, 2000. (PDF 700KB)

Katipamula, Srinivas, R.G. Pratt, D.P. Chassin, Z.T. Taylor, K. Gowri, and M.R. Brambley. 1999. “Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Outdoor-Air Ventilation Systems and Economizers: Methodology and Results from Field Testing,” ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 105 Pt. 1. (PDF 604KB)

Katipamula, S., M. R. Brambley, R. G. Pratt and D. P. Chassin, "Facility Management in the 21st Century," Heating, Piping and Air-Conditioning Engineering, 71 (7), pp. 51-57 (July 1999). Republished by AIRAH Journal, Australian Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating, 55 (1), pp. 13-16 (January 2001). (PDF 1,000KB)

Brambley, Michael R., Robert G. Pratt, David P. Chassin, Srinivas Katipamula and Darrel Hatley. 1998. “Diagnostics for Outdoor Air Ventilation and Economizers.” ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 40, No. 10, pp. 49-55, October 1998. (PDF 1,541KB)

Katipamula, Srinivas and Michael Brambley, “Automated Diagnostics: Improving Building System and Equipment Performance,” Energy User News, p. 22, April 1998. (PDF 160KB)

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