Achieving Sustainability Through Human and Artificial Intelligence

Steven Driver, Sanofi

The intent of the presentation 'Achieving Sustainability through Human and Artificial Intelligence' is to provide the audience on how to effectively reduce energy consumption, increase operational reliability, meet corporate environmental objectives, and achieve significant cost savings.

The focus of this presentation will be on the two part Sustainable Commissioning process. The two part process includes, first, human intelligence required to apply operational and functional energy auditing techniques for identifying retroactive commissioning projects. The second part of the process includes artificial intelligence and application of fault diagnostics to identify operational abnormalities required to maintain system efficiency.

The conclusion of the presentation will guide the audience through the use of a 32 building fault check system which is a critical component of the Sustainable Commissioning process. Case studies from 2010 to 2018 will be presented validating concept effectiveness of this process.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Sustainable Commissioning process;
  • Understand the functional and operational energy auditing process;
  • Utilize the 32 building fault check system; and
  • Explain the application of artificial intelligence using fault diagnostics to identify operational abnormalities.


Steven Driver, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in engineering, project management, mechanical system design, commissioning, and energy auditing. Steve is an alumnus of Northcentral University where he earned his Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology (2010) with a concentration in building commissioning. Steve is a board certified energy manager (CEM) and auditor (CEA). At this time, Steve has acquired three copyrights and has two publications on building commissioning.


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