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Maximizing the Potential of Building Automation to Save Energy and Improve Comfort

2 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the main features of a Building Automation System (BAS) including hardware and software.
  • Understand how these features impact operational efficiency of large commercial, institutional and industrial buildings’ automation systems.
  • Identify areas for maximizing the potential of Building Automation System (BAS) as a tool for comfort improvement and for energy conservation.
  • Develop a list of major control strategies for enhancing performance of a building’s electro- mechanical systems through automation.
  • Actualize hidden capabilities of the BAS system by creative customizing and upgrading.

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are universally deployed these days for controlling Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Lighting systems. BAS plays crucial role in improving comfort and energy efficiency of building systems as they influence its operation directly by controlling temperature, run time and other parameters, and indirectly, through their ability for monitoring, reporting and for fault detection. However, often the full potential of BAS goes untapped due to lack of proper training in the backdrop of evolving technologies.

This course aims to empower the facility management personnel to optimally operate and manage BAS and equip them with techniques for implementing operational efficiency and energy savings strategies.


  • Functions of BAS and Owners’ objectives
  • Hardware, networks, and software of BAS
  • Salient features and characteristics of BAS
  • Elements of BAS and operational efficiency
  • Actualizing the potential of BAS elements.
  • Typical strategies and their limitations
  • Improving the control strategies
  • Enhancing the value by customizing a BAS.

Who Should Attend
Those involved with facility management and operation of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings including:
Facilities Plant Managers, Energy Managers, HVAC engineers, Technicians and Technologists; Supervisory and Operating staff; Stationary engineers; M&E Consultants and contractors.

Course Rating
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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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