Consortium for HVAC Equipment Diagnostics

Workshop on FDD for RTUs - Moving from R&D to Commercialization Agenda

Intended Audience

  1. Commercial HVAC equipment and component manufacturers/engineers interested in developing and commercializing[g automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) for rooftop air conditioning units (RTUs);
  2. Policy makers and utilities interested in incentivizing the development and commercialization of RTU FDD


  1. Review of existing and emerging technologies for diagnostic technologies applied to RTUs;
  2. Review of existing and emerging policy for development, adoption, and evaluation of RTU diagnostics;
  3. Review and discussion of the evolution of business opportunities for RTU diagnostics

Introduction to and Evolution of RTU Diagnostics (Jim Braun); 8:00 – 8:45 am presentation

Section I: Review of Existing and Emerging RTU Diagnostic Technologies: 8:45 am – 12:15 pm

Field Service Tools (Todd Rossi, FDSI) presentation

Rooftop Unit AFDD: SMDS and Proactive Diagnostics (Srinivas Katipamula, PNNL) presentation

Virtual Sensing to Enable Integrated RTU Diagnostics (Jim Braun, Purdue) presentation

Lennox SmartAirFlow System for RTUs (Jon Douglas, Lennox) presentation

Residential HVAC Cloud-­‐Based Diagnostics (Fadi Alsaleem, Emerson) conference paper

Integrated RTU FDD System (Todd Rossi, York) presentation

Section II: Policy Influencing Development, Adoption, and Evaluation of RTU FDD: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

RTU FDD in Title-­‐24: Past, Present and Future (Martha Brooke, CEC) presentation

Utility Incentives for RTU FDD in California (Mel Johnson, SCE) presentation

Moving and Expanding the New York State Marketplace with NYSERDA (Ed Smyth, NYSERDA) presentation

Standards for Evaluating RTU FDD Systems (Kristin Heinemeier, WCEC) presentation

An Evaluator for FDD Algorithms (David Yuill, Purdue) presentation

Section III: Evolution of Business Opportunities: 4 – 6 pm

Experiences Building a Business Centered on RTU FDD (Todd Rossi, FDSI) presentation

Experiences Commercializing FDD in the Northwest (Danny Miller, Transformative Wave) presentation

Discussion of Pathways towards Broad Commercialization (Rossi, all)

Do we need a Center for HVAC Equipment Diagnostics? (Rossi)

Optional tour of the new Herrick Laboratories: 6:30 - 7:30 pm