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CESA 5320 - Energy Systems & Controls

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course provides an overview of best practices for energy efficient control strategies in building systems. The course will include controls strategies for HVAC, Pumping, Low Voltage Lighting, and security systems. Control strategies will include variable flow air and water strategies, heating and cooling lockouts, real time demand and occupancy based control, predictive algorithms, load based control, intelligent response and dynamic reset. Students will explore the energy impacts of these strategies in order to prioritize alternative controls approaches. The course will also provide a general introduction to and overview of all topics in the BCIT Controls and Energy Management Program. Co-requisite: CESA 5100 or equivalent from SEMAC program previous format offering.





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 43565

Tue Sep 17 - Fri Dec 20 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Dec 20 Online



Course Outline





  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact the Program Head at for approval. Co-requisite for CESA 5320 is: CESA 5100 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 – 8:00 pm on Tuesdays on: September 17; October 1, 15, 29; November 12, 26; December 10, 17; Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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