THE IMPACT OF AI TECHNOLOGY WITHIN THE HVAC INDUSTRY Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • As it develops, artificial intelligence technology will have an increasing impact on building operations. This article focuses on: design; commissioning; diagnostics, operations and maintenance; training; and building and data management. Technologies that will affect these areas include expert systems, neural networks, intelligent computer aided design (ICAD), fuzzy logic and artificial reality. Expert systems are computer programs that mimic a human expert. Neural networks are computer programs that are designed to operate the way neurons operate in humans. Fuzzy logic is useful when the correct response is somewhere between a yes or a no because it can represent concepts such as almost, all, most and others. Artificial reality is a technology that allows users to project themselves into a computer generated 3-D simulation.

author list (cited authors)

  • CULP, C., HABERL, J., NORFORD, L., BROTHERS, P., & HALL, J. D.

publication date

  • December 1990