Building Control Systems
Nov 1 - 3, 2023 /
Course Code: 14-1120-ONL23
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10 am to 3:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Understand building automation system components and how they operate together
- Apply simple control strategies that will save energy
- Improve the operating efficiency of building automation systems
- Maintain the performance of building automation systems
A building automation system (BAS) has one of the largest impacts on a building’s energy use, indoor air quality and maintenance costs. The majority of automation systems are used marginally in terms of their potential, and as a result a key resource to decrease energy use and functionality stands idle. Education, documentation, and regular reviews have been shown to maximize building automation system performance.
This course provides the opportunity to understand and maximize the performance of building automation systems.
- Control system basics
- Building automation system elements
- Energy codes and standards relating to BAS’s
- Energy conservation strategies and retrofits
- Basic elements of design specifications
- Commissioning, retro-commissioning and ongoing commissioning of BAS’s
Who Should Attend:
Building Operators • Facility Managers • Senior Building personnel • Property Managers • Engineers • Technicians and Technologists
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
Introductions and Course Outline
Control System Basics
- History of control systems
- Control fundamentals
Building Automation System Elements
- Hardware and architecture
- Communication protocols (BACnet)
Energy Codes and Standards related to BAS
- ASHRAE 90.1 – Energy efficient design
- ASHRAE 62.1 – Ventilation standard
Energy Conservation Strategies and Retrofits
- Basic building mechanical system understanding
- Energy saving strategies
- Air handling systems
- Central heating and cooling plants
- Lighting systems
- Miscellaneous systems
Energy Conservation Strategies and Retrofits (continued)
Design Specification and Sequences of Operation
- Considerations when replacing a BAS
- Basics to a design specification
- Points list
- Sequence of operations
- Elements that should be included to optimize installation
- Hardware and software commissioning
- Documentation and training
- Retro Commissioning
- Ongoing Commissioning and Diagnostic monitoring systems
Peter is a building energy specialist with 30+ years’ experience implementing comprehensive energy conservation projects. He has been involved in the design and installation of over 100 significant building automation projects.
Peter has developed a practical understanding of the application of energy efficiency measures, including their economics, benefits and limitations. Along with installing BAS systems, Peter has developed and installed other energy conservation measures, including lighting retrofits, water conservation, central heating/cooling plants, HVAC systems, heat recovery systems, solar PV and water heating systems, cogeneration, power factor correction and building envelope retrofits.
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Fee & Credits
$1295 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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