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Starts 30 April 2024

Building Automation Systems Essentials

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Michel Parent,

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$645 / Before March 5, 2023

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Program Overview

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A properly operated building automation system (BAS) reduces energy consumption and allows for more efficient building system operations. This enables building management to increase tenant comfort while reducing operating costs.

During this one-day Building Automation Systems Essentials course, participants examine the basics of building systems and energy conservation strategies. This empowers participants to efficiently and effectively operate a BAS regardless of which system is used.

If they are a building operator, project manager, or technician, the BAS Essentials course can improve participants’ understanding of a BAS by examining the most important components, including protocols, controls, control strategies, scheduling, set points, and resets as well as maintenance, recommissioning, and commissioning.

After completing the Building Automation Systems Essentials course (or if you are already an experienced BAS operator or specialist looking to get more out of your system), register for the Advanced Building Automation Systems Optimization course. The advanced course is focused on control strategies and design that generate results in your building. 


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Are you an experienced BAS operator or specialist looking to get more out of your system? The Advanced Building Automation Systems Optimization course is focused on control strategies and design that generate results in your building.


In this course, you will learn to

  • Develop energy conservation plans and learn how various projects generate energy savings. 
  • Optimize an already existing BAS. 
  • Calibrate a BAS. 
  • Discern the core design specifications of a BAS. 
  • Identify opportunities to optimize a BAS. 
  • Define the relationship between heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), BAS, and key control strategies. 
  • Recognize the importance of identifying and following trends. 
  • Explore the benefits of scheduling. 
  • Analyze the calibration process. 


This course is ideal for

  • Building operators 
  • Technicians 
  • Project managers 
  • Consulting engineers 
  • Property managers 
  • Building owners/operators 

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  • Control Systems Basics: DDC and Pneumatics
  • Building Automation System Elements
  • Energy Conservation Strategies and Retrofits
  • Working with What You’ve Got: How to Optimize your Current BAS
  • Commissioning and Recommissioning a BAS
  • Calibration Essentials


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