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Patrick Leung

Patrick Leung

Sr. Technical Manger
Sun Hung Kai Properties
“ICC Hong Kong: Exemplary Performance”
Kelly Romano

Kelly Romano

President, Intelligent Building Technologies
United Technologies Corporation
“Integrated and Intelligent Buildings”
Michael Rudin

Michael Rudin

Vice President
Rudin Management Company, Inc.
“Di-BOSS: Buildings Finally Get a Brain”

Session Summary

As projects become more complex and as progressing sustainability in tall buildings continues to be a major theme in the industry, intelligent building systems and performance have become even more critical. Thus, presentations in this session considered issues relating to both performance reporting and the proliferation of intelligent building systems. Speakers touched on a wide range of topics, including a case study of the International Commerce Centre (Hong Kong), a look at the Di-BOSS platform installed in several buildings throughout New York City, and a general overview of the possibilities for integrated and intelligent buildings.

Patrick Leung, Senior Technical Manager, Sun Hung Kai Properties, began the session by outlining the performance optimization plan that has been implemented for the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong. Leung initially focused on the vision and goals for the performance plan as well as how buy-in was achieved for the stakeholders involved. He proceeded to discuss the framework for the plan, defining three important maintenance types for the tower – preventative, predictive, and proactive. Leung shared that an 18% reduction in annual energy consumption was realized from 2012 to 2014 due to the implementation of over 70 action plans. “This is quite a fruitful result that encourages us to continue doing our energy management work diligently,” Leung said. These plans will be continuously optimized over the lifetime of the tower so that it remains at the cutting edge of green practices in tall buildings worldwide.

The second presentation of the session – delivered by Kelly Romano, President, Intelligent Building Technologies, United Technologies Corporation – was a comprehensive overview of intelligent buildings systems and the benefits they can provide. Throughout her presentation, Romano offered a strong argument for the wider implementation of these technologies. The case she laid out for intelligent buildings revolved around economic, environmental, and health factors, including increased energy efficiency, lowered carbon dioxide levels, and improved air quality. She discussed several intelligent building systems that United Technologies have developed to help clients achieve their energy and occupant comfort goals. Throughout her presentation, Romano pointed out several buildings that have adopted these technologies, including Seven World Trade Center, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the Westin Pazhou in Guangzhou.

The final presentation of the session was offered by Michael Rudin, Vice President, Rudin Management Company, Inc., who introduced Di-BOSS, a smart building technology that Rudin Management has implemented in many of their commercial properties throughout Manhattan. The Di-BOSS system collects and analyzes building performance data and occupancy information in order to optimize energy efficiency and electrical consumption throughout the day. Rudin offered several examples of the product in action, and shared some of the data that they have collected on improved building performance. “What this gives us is a smart property management system output allowing our building operators and executives…to access information to make better decisions within their buildings,” Rudin stated.

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