Building Control Systems

Online /
Nov 20 - 22, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-1108-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
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 most significant 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, an essential 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.

Course Outline:

  • Control system basics
  • Building automation system elements
  • Energy codes and standards relating to BAS’s
  • Energy conservation strategies and retrofits
  • Basic features 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

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1

Introductions and Course Outline

Control System Basics

  • History of control systems
  • Control fundamentals
  • Technologies
  • Terminology

Building Automation System Elements

  • Hardware and architecture
  • Software
  • Communication protocols (BACnet)

Day 2

Energy Codes and Standards related to BAS

  • ASHRAE 90.1 – Energy efficient design
  • ASHRAE 62.1 – Ventilation standard
  • LEED

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

Day 3

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 Daldoss, P.E., CEM

Peter is a building energy specialist with 30+ years of experience implementing comprehensive energy conservation projects. He has been involved in designing and installing 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 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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