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Controls and Operations Management CESA 5820

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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.




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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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