PD01 Next-generation fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) tools and innovation in HVAC


Dr Josh Wall, Research Leader - Intelligent Building Controls & Grids & Energy Efficiency Systems research programme, CSIRO

With numerous commercial offerings and delivery models for Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) solutions available in the Australian market, it is often difficult for end users to determine which solutions offer the most value when considering factors such as implementation cost, ease of use, energy savings, improved maintenance practises and outcomes, and ultimately the improved comfort and productivity of the building occupants.

The CSIRO will present on the latest findings from a range of real-world FDD case studies in commercial buildings (offices, airports, museums, and retail) where 6 different FDD solutions from Australian service providers were implemented. This rigorous and systematic independent evaluation was undertaken to encourage greater uptake of FDD tools and services in Australia by assisting building owners, operators and HVAC&R maintenance contractors to evaluate and select their preferred FDD solution for future roll-out. The results of the evaluation will be presented to outline the benefits and costs of these different FDD solutions.

The latest innovations for smart buildings analytics and predictive maintenance will also be outlined including the following national and international industry initiatives:

  • AIRAH PRIME Innovation Hub – Smart Building Data Clearing House – an update on an Australia wide initiative to setup a cloud-based data platform that will transform the building services industry.
  • Mission Innovation – Affordable Heating & Cooling Innovation Challenge - an update on the Federal Government’s commitment to double R&D funding in the area of ‘Affordable Heating & Cooling’ technologies, and what activities are currently being undertaken and planned for the future.

COST: $45 (inc GST)   BOOK NOW


Dr Josh Wall is the leader of the Intelligent Building Controls research area under the CSIRO Grids & Energy Efficiency Systems research programme.

Josh has more than a decade of experience with state-of-the-art R&D in energy efficiency and demand management technologies with a particular focus on advanced HVAC&R system controls and automated fault detection and diagnostics in commercial and residential buildings.

Dr Wall is a member the ASHRAE technical committee TC7.5 – Smart Building Systems in the United States. He contributed to AIRAH Australian Best Practice Guideline for Controls (DA28), and was awarded the AIRAH Future Leaders award in 2010. Josh obtained his Ph.D and combined Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degrees from the University of Newcastle, Australia.






Note: The seminar program may be subject to change. If you have registered for this seminar any topic, presenter, timetable or price changes will be communicated as soon as possible prior to the event.