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Chapter Meeting: Building Controls : The Future of Smart Technology
January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree – $20
Building Controls: The Future of Smart Technology:
In today’s commercial buildings, controls are required to operate not just equipment but our buildings as a whole. Building automation systems make the operator’s life easier through graphical interfaces and allow consolidated control of scheduling and set points. That’s nice, but we can do so much more with what we have!
What is “Smart” technology with respect to building automation systems? We will discuss how leveraging the existing controls hardware infrastructure can expose the day to day operations of the building and equipment in such a way as to allow the building operators to make smart decisions about the scheduling and operation of the building as well as quickly spot potential problems and understand how they can affect the comfort of the occupants and the energy consumption of the building.
About the Speaker:
Bob Coleman, Lead Engineer
Bob, currently Lead Engineer for TES Controls in Lexington, KY, earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1999 and has been in the HVAC industry for more than 20 years. At TES Controls he oversees design and implementation of building and industrial control systems to meet customer needs.
Prior to TES Controls, Bob worked at Trane as an Applications Engineer and Systems Development Engineer. While his focus has evolved over the years, he has spent the majority of his career focusing the application and design of complex, high efficiency applied systems, particularly in the areas of electrical and control systems and system modeling.
Bob is an active member of ASHRAE, including long term involvement with TC 2.9 – Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment, TC 1.4 – Control Theory and Application, TC 7.5 – Smart Building Systems, TC 1.11 – Electric Motors and Motor Control, and SPC 222 – Standard Method of Test for Electrical Power Drive Systems.
In his free time, Bob enjoys hunting, writing software using obscure programming languages, and playing with microcontrollers, as well as spending time with his wife and three children.