A Framework for Fully Automated Performance Testing for Smart Buildings

  • Elena MarkoskaEmail author
  • Aslak JohansenEmail author
  • Sanja Lazarova-MolnarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 797)


A significant proportion of energy consumption by buildings worldwide, estimated to ca. 40%, has yielded a high importance to studying buildings’ performance. Performance Testing is a mean by which buildings can be continuously commissioned to ensure that they operate as designed. Historically, setup of Performance Tests has been manual and labor-intensive and has required intimate knowledge of buildings’ complexity and systems. The emergence of the concept of smart buildings has provided an opportunity to overcome this restriction. In this paper, we propose a framework for automated Performance Testing of smart buildings that utilizes metadata models. The approach features automatic detection of applicable Performance Tests using metadata queries and their corresponding instantiation, as well as continuous commissioning based on metadata. The presented approach has been implemented and tested on a case study building at a university campus in Denmark.


Building performance testing Smart buildings Building metadata models Continuous commissioning Energy efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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