Commissioning of HVAC systems in a campus building with regard to the indoor environment and energy performance

Chen Zhang, Adam Stoltenberg Iversen, Anda Senberga, Andras Cedl, Liena Krastina, Vilija Matuleviciute, Evangelia Loukou, Mingzhe Liu, Anna Marszal-Pomianowska

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

39 Downloads (Pure)


Today’s HVAC systems in the building sector become more and more complex in order to fulfill the increasing standard of the indoor environment, which typically have many components, sub-systems, and controls. Commissioning is a quality-oriented process to verify and document that the performance of buildings and HVAC systems fulfill the defined objectives and criteria. This study demonstrates the commissioning process in a campus building in Denmark. By analyzing the monitored date from BMS and on-site measurements, some fault operations and controls in the HVAC systems are identified, for example, improper setpoint for heating and ventilation, fault location of temperature and CO2 sensors, too high return temperature for district heating, etc. A building simulation model is developed and validated in order to test the optimization strategies and evaluate the energy conservation potential. An energy saving ranges from 20%-42% is realized after the implementation of the optimization strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2019 : 16th Conference of IBPSA
Publication date2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7750520-1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventBuilding Simulation: 16th international IBPSA conference and exhibition - Angelicum Congress Centre, Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sept 20194 Sept 2019
Conference number: 16


ConferenceBuilding Simulation
LocationAngelicum Congress Centre
Internet address
SeriesBuilding Simulation Conference proceedings


  • Building commissioning
  • HVAC
  • Building simulation


Dive into the research topics of 'Commissioning of HVAC systems in a campus building with regard to the indoor environment and energy performance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this