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CESA 5820 - Controls and Operations Management

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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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.


CESA 5320 and CESA 5620





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 44169

Tue Sep 15 - Fri Nov 27 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Nov 27 Online Online Delivery


Minoo Shariat-Zadeh

Course Outline




  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 15, 29; October 13, 27; November 10 & 24

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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

CESA 5820 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Controls & Energy Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate


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