- The course begins at 9:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm each day, according to CDT or (GMT-06:00) Central [US & Canada] time.
- We will be using the GoToTraining platform, which has great interactive features.
- We will include dedicated time for questions.
- We will take breaks, just as in a real classroom.
- You will receive the login details by email upon registering for the course.
- We recommend that you use computer audio, rather than connecting by phone, if possible, as well as headphones to avoid sound feedback.
At its core, a well-run Building Automation System (BAS) reduces energy consumption and allows for a more efficient operation of building systems. This should in turn allow building management to increase the comfort of tenants while reducing operating costs.
In this 1-day Building Automation Systems Essentials course, we examine system basics and energy conservation strategies that permit you to run your BAS efficiently and effectively – regardless of which system you are running.
- Master the basics of building control systems
- Understand the strategy behind energy conservation and how various projects can help create energy savings
- Learn to work within the current BAS system you have
- Understand how to best calibrate your BAS
Who should attend?
This short thematic course is ideal for the following clientele:
- Building operators
- Project managers
- Consulting engineers
- Property managers
- Control Systems Basics: DDC & Pneumatic
- Building Automation System Elements
- Energy Conservation Strategies & Retrofits
- Working with What You’ve Got: How to Optimize your Current BAS
- Commissioning & Recommissioning a BAS
- Calibration Essentials
Michel Parent has a Bachelor’s (Laval – 1986) and a Master’s degree (Waterloo – 1988, Solar Energy) in Mechanical Engineering. From 1988 to 1990, he was in charge of the Solar Laboratory at the National Institute of Scientific Research in Varennes. He then joined the Energy Group at the Industrial Research Center of Quebec from 1991 until 1996. Since 1996, M. Parent is a partner in a consulting engineering firm, Technosim, specializing in energy efficiency. Technosim has offices in Quebec and Ontario.
Mr. Parent is specialized in energy efficiency in the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors. He has performed numerous audits across North America, which were used in developing long term energy management plans. Mr. Parent is an Existing Building Recommissioning (EB Cx) Agent and has performed recommissioning for over 5 million square foot of office and retail properties across Canada. He is a certified Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP). Mr. Parent is a lead trainer for the Advanced Recommissioning Course developed for the Canadian Federal Government. Mr. Parent is also a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and has developed and implemented many M&V plans compliant with the IMPVP standard. He has also worked on M&T projects implementation to insure continuous improvements to building efficiencies within the context of his EB Cx projects. Mr. Parent has developed training modules for large corporate clients to insure persistence of savings following EB Cx projects as well as on-going improvements. Mr. Parent was also retained by OEE to develop and pilot the introductory recommissioning courses. Mr. Parent is also recognized as an expert energy simulator by LEED and has performed many LEED simulations as well as third party reviews of energy simulations. Mr. Parent has performed over 100 reviews of EE4/eQuest simulations, including many required for LEED submissions. Mr. Parent is a recognized LEED technical reviewer. He is one of the three trainers, recognized by the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE), in the use of the simulation tool EE4 used for LEED applications. Furthermore, he was contracted by Natural Resources Canada to evaluate the possible adaptations and usefulness of using Portfolio Manager within the Canadian market as a recommissioning tool.
Mr. Parent has been involved with RETScreen since its initial development. He has been in charge of developing the ground source heat pump module for RETScreen as well as being a technical reviewer for the solar (air and water) heating module, the wind energy module and photovoltaic modules of the initial versions of RETScreen. Mr. Parent is also an experienced RETScreen user, having been using the tool since its initial development until today in numerous feasibility analysis studies for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
The course includes...
You will receive a PDF copy of the training material by email during the week prior to the course.
If YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE COURSE:
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CIET always has a free registration-postponement policy and is happy to apply it to all types of postponements, including in the current context of the COVID-19 outbreak. If we have another session of the same course on our calendar, we’ll gladly reschedule your registration to that date if desired. If not, we’ll keep your registration and inform you of our new fall 2020 training dates, which should be announced in June. Your registration and payment can then be applied, without additional fees, to any new training session.
Should you still wish to cancel, we’ve temporarily suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellations for the duration of the COVID-19 situation.