Original air date May 7, 2024

What are the benefits of HVAC fault detection, plus how to specify it

This session will provide an overview of HVAC fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), how it is used and considerations for design and specifications.


Attendees qualify for a certificate of completion or 0.1 Continuing Educational Units (CEU) after successful completion of a test for mySchneider portal members.

Within commercial buildings, it is estimated that poorly maintained, degraded or improperly controlled equipment wastes an estimated 15% to 30% of the energy used and impacts operational costs and equipment life span. Smart technology enables the next generation of proactive and preventive maintenance through analytic tools such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) fault detection and diagnostics (FDD).

Not limited to energy savings, FDD technologies can also prevent energy performance degradation over time, support various commissioning processes, improve operational efficiencies and facilitate predictive maintenance, which contributes to increased equipment life, improved reliability and lower labor cost.

Analytics are specific findings of operational root-cause issues presented to the user for clear understanding. Analytics provide results that show how building systems really operate versus how they were supposed to be operating when modeled in design. The data may then be used for ongoing commissioning, which allows the mechanical engineer or commissioning professional to obtain data and react quickly.

HVAC FDD is an integral part of any building design, and the eventual measurement and verification of its systems. With smart controls and an open architecture, FDD can be deployed for both new and existing building systems.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify major market trends driving building customers’ need for performance-based analytic solutions.
  • Correctly define the concept of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) fault detection and diagnostics (FDD).
  • Gain the ability to name the outcomes, solutions and benefits of HVAC FDD.
  • Identify the functionality, reporting and results available for mechanical engineers or commissioning providers to offer building clients.
  • Obtain the ability to describe the key components needed to specify FDD.

Presented By:
Jeremiah Cope, Consultant Solution Architect, Schneider Electric
Shannon Kell, Director, Offer Management- Services for Digital Buildings, Schneider Electric

Moderated By:
Gary Cohen, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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