The purpose of the Boot Camp is to fast track folks new to the Building Automation Industry that have come from IT, Smart Grid, and other industries or are just entering the new Connectivity Industry. The how and why of Buildings and their automation systems and how they interacted, converge and become the fabric of true smart grid will be discussed. These Boot Camp sessions will prepare you for the exciting days to follow at Connectivity Week.
This session will provide an overview of mechanical equipment in a building that is used to control the building environment.
We will explain how mechanical equipment, such as boilers, chillers, air handlers, variable air volume boxes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, pumps and filters, form one large building system.
We will then discuss how building controls have evolved from pneumatic controls to Direct Digital Controls and how the controls can be used to monitor building performance and to troubleshoot a building mechanical system.
We will fast track attendees so they can better understand the next session Integration, IP Convergence and the Internet and all that will follow in the week
Chuck Frost - Speaker
Campus Energy Manager
While many building owners, facility managers and design professionals find the concept of integrated building systems persuasive and intuitive, they struggle with moving from concept to design to implementation. This session provides a practical overview of the design components of smart controls and straight forward information on designing integrated building control systems for improvement of building performance, the efficient installation and operation of the building systems and the increased functionality from the interaction of the systems. The role of IP convergence, open BAS communications protocols, standardized databases and software-as-a-service will be addressed. Participants will be able to:
• Identify and describe the basic design foundations, technology systems and management systems associated with system integration
• Develop a basic knowledge of the design and installation issues related to the infrastructure of a smart building.
• Interpret the relationship, commonalities and differences of smart and green buildings
• Demonstrate and communicate the sustainable value of a smart building design to the building owner/operator, and cost justify the smart building approach
Jim Sinopoli - Moderator
Smart Buildings LLC