A performance assessment ontology for the environmental and energy management of buildings

Edward Corry, Pieter Pauwels, Shushan Hu, Marcus Keane, James O'Donnell
2015 Automation in Construction  
Publication information Automation in Construction, 57 : 249-259 Publisher Elsevier Item record/more information http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7330 Publisher's statement þÿ T h i s i s t h e a u t h o r s v e r s i o n o f a w o r k t h a t Abstract Narrowing the performance deficit between design intent and real-time environmental and energy performance of buildings is a complex and involved task, impacting on all building stakeholders. Buildings are designed, built and operated with the use of
more » ... ncreasingly complex technology and throughout their building life-cycle, produce vast quantities of data. However, many commercial buildings do not perform as originally intended. This paper presents a a dual strand approach to the performance gap problem, describing how heterogeneous building data sources can be transformed into semantically enriched information. This data can serve as a data service for a structured performance analysis approach, at the enterprise level. A performance management framework is described which builds on the semantically enriched information. The performance framework is an approach to performance management which describes performance in a series of objectives which can be evaluated against performance data. The demonstrator illustrates how heterogeneous data can be published semantically and then interpreted using a cross life-cycle performance framework approach.
doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2015.05.002 fatcat:g26sypc34ncz5fp45ymkhj6fhi