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In the webinar, Building Automation Systems (BAS) and the Built Environment: Improving your Facilities Energy Efficiency , viewers learn:
Employing a centralized system to monitor the heat, HVAC, and ventilation for your facilities, or a building automation system (BAS), helps operators monitor the efficiency of their buildings. However, a well-planned out strategy that includes all stakeholders, saves building operators and owners energy, time and money.
BAS helps operators monitor how their buildings are running, and tracks the success of their energy consumption objectives.
By analyzing energy efficiency through BAS, property and facility managers can identify the root cause of specific issues instead of simply addressing the symptoms. Through trending features, BAS helps operators and managers monitor how energy is being used. Capital investments are just that, investments! Property and facility managers want to ensure they are getting the best ROI. To make the most of their BAS investment, they should ask the following questions:
Data is essential to optimizing schedules, performing audits, and providing the data necessary to benchmark building performance across your portfolio or others in the same class. It identifies abnormalities, flow, and accuracy while troubleshooting. By understanding how and when your building uses energy, operators can take advantage of cost saving measures by shifting energy use to off-peak times. Without data, it becomes difficult to engage stakeholders if they don’t understand the impact of their actions.
People are creatures of habit and not always open to change. However, with the right training, empowering those same groups to be a part of the solution can have a lasting impact. By engaging everyone in the process, and helping them understand the benefit of positive actions, it helps building operators and managers realize their own goals.
A targeted and comprehensive training program can help employees identify:
Watch the two case studies at the end of the webinar to learn how the City of Mississauga and Peel Region were able to work towards their operations, financial and ecological goals through BAS training for their employees. For Mississauga, engaging the city’s facility managers helped the municipality realize cost savings for 350 buildings. For Peel, training empowered employees with the skills to identity efficiencies, lessen wear and tear on capital equipment, and support energy conservation goals to reduce the region’s carbon footprint.
As a LEED® Accredited Professional, Albert has performed reviews for the USGBC and CaGBC on projects applying for LEED certification. He previously sat on the City of Vancouver Urban Design Panel – only the second mechanical engineer to serve in this capacity. He has a wide range of experience in Canada, USA, and Asia including the SMP for several university campuses, and consulting services for mixed-used developments in North America and Asia. Albert brings not only technical expertise but recognizes the importance of business case and value analysis.
Interest(s): Property Date: May 10, 2016