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    2024 AHR Expo: AI, Controls and the Future of Technology in HVAC

    Jan. 24, 2024
    Predictive maintenance seems to be a key driver for using AI in buildings, allowing systems to work more efficiently.

    "Our industry evolves at a glacial pace, but it's exciting to be at this new precipice of AI," noted Stephen Holicky from Tridium, speaking Jan. 23 at a 2024 AHR Expo panel discussion. The panel also included Greg Walker of ASHB (moderator), Chad Langston from ABB, Charles Pelletier of Distech Controls, Darryl DeAngelis of Ebtron, and Anto Budiardjo of PADI.io.

    "If we want to move forward [with AI], we have to do more than the minimum in standards," DeAngelis said.

    For those worried about AI taking their jobs: "AI is not to replace people who know the buildings," Langston noted. "The human element is still needed."

    Budiardjo agreed: "Remember, it is a tool to help us."

    DeAngelis added: "AI can help fill jobs and make companies more efficient."

    Predictive maintenance seems to be a key driver for using AI in buildings, allowing systems to work more efficiently.