Novel Human Machine Interface

Publication Title: A Novel Human Machine Interface for Advanced Building Controls and Diagnostics

Consortium Member(s): United Technology Research Center

Project Contact: Paul Quimby

Date: April 30, 2016

Recent developments in building controls and diagnostics techniques promise to improve occupant comfort while minimizing energy consumption. A new generation of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) for building automation systems is needed to allow facility managers to leverage the potential of advanced controls and diagnostics. In this paper we will describe a design process and the end product, a novel HMI prototype and the system that supports it. The system is an integration of advanced algorithms, an underlying software architecture, building equipment, and the human operators that use it.