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Optimizing New and Existing Building Energy Management Systems (EMS)

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE & George Thomas, PE

This course discusses the issues to consider when deciding whether to upgrade or replace an existing EMS, the essentials for writing specifications and selecting the right EMS proposal, the commissioning process and its role in a successful EMS project, surveys the many types of service contracts and providers, provides critical factors to consider when selecting a service agreement, describes methods for getting the most out of an EMS. The basics of EMS operation are covered, along with advanced strategies for energy and demand control. This course also describes diagnostic methods, including trending and manual testing, that provide valuable information on equipment performance and moves beyond traditional control into areas of potential non-energy tasks in a variety of buildings. Those topics include maintenance control, remote EMS operation, and security access control.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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