Joe Zhou

Joe Zhou


    Dr. Xiaohui “Joe” Zhou is a Director of Research and Innovation at Slipstream with more than 25 years of experience in commercial building energy efficiency with focuses on building controls, smart buildings, grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEB), as an engineer, researcher, and project/program/facility manager. Joe is a member of ASHRAE and actively involved in the local ASHRAE chapter as well as in the ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 1.4 Control Theory and Applications and TC 7.5 Smart Building Systems. He is a voting member of ASHRAE Standing Guideline Project Committee SGPC 36, High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems. Dr. Zhou holds a B.S. (Zhejiang University) and M.S. (University of Connecticut) degrees in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Iowa State University.) His past working experiences include application engineer at Johnson Controls and researcher & energy efficiency program manager at Iowa Energy Center.

    All Sessions by Joe Zhou

    Day 1 August 15, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Moving Beyond Fault Detection & Diagnostics

    Fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) is now rather commonplace across commercial and institutional buildings working to identify abnormal operations of HVAC systems. Where do building managers and operators go from here? This session will offer a stimulating look at the next steps in technology and practice to improve building system performance and longevity. Panelists will detail their work demonstrating how FDD output can be utilized to create data driven maintenance tools that can automatically correct controls hunting faults. The panel will also cover new tools that enable AI technology for autonomous building operations. In addition, this panel will highlight expertise at applying augmented intelligence for performance at both the building and campus scale. Finally, the group will look at developments in ASHRAE Guideline 36, the best practice for high performance sequence of operations. This session is a must for anyone faced with the daily challenge of making building systems work well.