Michael Bobker

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Building energy efficiency is strongly linked to the operations and control systems, together with the integrated performance of passive and active systems. In new high quality buildings in particular, where these two latter aspects have been already implemented at the design stage, users' perspective, obtained through post-occupancy assessment, has to be(More)
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New York State funded commercial retro-commissioning and multifamily weatherization activities strongly suggest the need of building operators for greater sophistication with digital monitoring and control concepts, equipment, and procedures. A logical model is shown connecting building performance and operator capabilities in terms of persistence of(More)
In the U.S., commercial and residential buildings and their occupants consume more than 40% of total energy and are responsible for 45% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Therefore, saving energy and costs, improving energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions are key initiatives in many cities and municipalities and for building owners and(More)
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