Thomas Yeh

Track L: Building Analytics
Wed/PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Advisor
United States
RTEM - Requisite to Electrify and Decarbonizing the Built Environment

One-to-one replacement of fossil fuel systems and equipment for clean electricity is impractical for most tall buildings. Breaking buildings' dependency on fossil fuels starts with comprehensively identifying where and when energy is consumed throughout the common spaces and leased spaces, whether by landlords or tenants. Real-Time Energy Management (RTEM) is an indispensable data platform for buildings to stay on the cutting edge of CRE technologies, such as wireless IoT sensors, wellness measures, grid resiliency, and grid interactivity. The value of new data is multiplied by cloud-based analytics, delivering a consistently healthy, comfortable, and efficient environment for all tenants. RTEM identifies major energy end-uses as well as profiling consumption patterns. Also, emphasizing efficiency as the initial step ensures that converting capacity from fossil fuel to clean electricity is optimum. In addition, RTEM data and analytics are crucial to locating overlooked efficiency opportunities in equipment and facility operations.

Thomas Yeh is a recognized expert in energy management, building systems, and utility incentive programs, who is currently serving as the technical advisor and consultant to NYSERDA's Real-time Energy Management Program. In addition to his experience overseeing utility programs in several jurisdictions. Thomas's career also includes leading the development and pioneering in data analytics, wireless lighting control, embedded gateway design, networking IoT devices, and data center energy efficiency. With 20 US and international patents under his name, he also has several certifications from the Association of Energy Engineers (including CEM, CMVP, CBCP, and CDSM) and accreditation from the International Geothermal Heat Pump Association. Thomas graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree in Electrical Engineering and a master's degree in Computer Science. Also, among his most enjoyable undertakings, he served for two academic years as a visiting professor, where he taught courses for 1-year through graduate students.

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