The data inherent in building automation systems, computerized maintenance management systems, security and access control systems, and IT networks represent an untapped opportunity to improve the operation and maintenance (O&M) of buildings. This paper reports the findings of a critical review of the literature regarding the use of data analytics in building O&M applications, and a two-day stakeholder's workshop titled Big Data in Building Operations. Building on the discussions at the workshop and the literature survey, the current state of the O&M related decision-making process was identified: the data availability in existing buildings was discussed; the challenges related with accessing and processing these datasets were examined; and emerging sensing technologies were presented. Further, the research fields applying data analytics in O&M were introduced, the barriers to their widespread use in practice were discussed, future work recommendations were developed; and the need for semantic models of O&M data and comprehensive open O&M datasets was identified for the development and assessment of data analytics-driven energy and comfort management algorithms.

Building automation systems, Building operation and maintenance, Computerized maintenance management systems, Data analytics
Automation in Construction
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Gunay, H.B, Shen, W. (Weiming), & Newsham, G. (Guy). (2019). Data analytics to improve building performance: A critical review. Automation in Construction (Vol. 97, pp. 96–109). doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2018.10.020