Optimizing building control systems
- COURSE OUTLINE
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As a result of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss building control system types and integration opportunities.
- List reasons to enhance your building automation system.
- Identify resources to help determine the quality of building data.
- Explain why continuous commissioning is beneficial.
- Develop a stronger working relationship with your control contractor.
- Describe emerging technologies that automatically optimize systems.
Who should attend?
Building owners, maintenance and operations personnel, facility managers and engineers, energy efficiency specialists, energy and sustainability managers, commissioning authorities, property managers, architects, engineers, utility representatives, and anyone interested in building automation systems.
After a building is built and in operation; how do we ensure its operating at top performance? Can practical building control systems meet our needs or is more sophistication required? With boatloads of building data at our finger tips—often real-time data—how do we pair information together with automatic control systems to improve comfort, correct faults and adjust set points? What data is essential to monitor and why? And, as we look to the future, how do we determine how much to rely on technology versus humans to make system adjustments?
The truth is there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Symbiotic relationships between building automation, energy management and fault detection and diagnostic systems are the way forward for some but not others. Join us to discuss how you can get the most out of your building control system now and prepare for what’s next. Opportunities and challenges of various building automation systems will be explored, as well as how to navigate the murky waters between whole-building and equipment-level control systems. We’ll explain the importance of continuous commissioning, introduce resources to test data accuracy and review our predictions of what lies ahead.
8 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am–4 pm: Program (lunch and breaks provided)
The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $199, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.
Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.
Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.
AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.6 CEUs (6.0 hours) toward re-certification.
AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 6 LU for this instructor-led face-to-face course.
BOC This course offers up to 6 points for BOC certified operators.
BOMI This course is approved for 6 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.
GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 6 CE hours. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.
WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 6 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Master Electrician License.
Understand building control systems
- Where are we going with building analytics and why?
- System types and common applications
- Energy use predication challenges
- Beyond benchmarking and action items
Link design intent with operations
- Traditional building design intent
- Commissioning to verify design
- Connection between operations and design intent
Building automation system contractor collaboration
- Evolve your relationship with your control contractor
- Take more control over your building automation system
- Working together to ensure data accuracy
Building control systems of the future
- Imagine a sensor-rich, integrated, dynamic, networked, model-based control
- Automatic optimization
Founder and CEO
Jim is a leader in the embedded control networking and building automation community with more than 20 years of experience. He is the founder and former president of BACnet Manufacturers Association, an open systems networking consortium in the building automation industry. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Cornell University.
Gary specializes in field execution of commissioning activities such as the verification of installation, review and sampling of test and balance results; verification of building automation systems and controls programming and function; and functional testing of mechanical and plumbing systems and equipment. He has 44 years of experience with building automation and controls, maintenance and servicing of mechanical systems, air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and electricity.
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