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Controls and Operations Management CESA 5820

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Course

Course details

This course presents the actions, policies, strategies and management systems required by day-to-day operations of buildings through the integration of building controls. This course is to give a full understanding of how to operate and maintain a building automation system and how to use that system to improve the ongoing energy efficiency of facilities operations.






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CESA 5820 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 44169


Tue Sep 12 - Tue Nov 21 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 44169
  • $663.06
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 21 N/A N/A Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact the Program Head at ca for approval. Note: ** A computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged into the Learning Hub from 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm on Tuesdays on: September 13, 27; October 11, 25; November 8 & 22


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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Review and extract information from balancing reports.
  • Review and extract information from commissioning reports and shop drawings.
  • Create a daily log and determine what is required to be recorded.
  • Set up trends and alarms.
  • Apply information provided by alarms and history reports.
  • Determine the sequence of operations of the system and compare it to shop drawings.
  • Justify which points are meant to be in automatic or manual.
  • Complete seasonal end-to-end checks on all the major mechanical inputs and outputs (retro-commissioning).
  • Perform simple diagnostics on systems.
  • Outline management systems to support ongoing maintenance and efficient operations of buildings through use of controls systems.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Controls and Operations Management (CESA 5820) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Controls & Energy Management
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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