Lecture - Environmental Conservation Department

Building Performance Improvement With Building Automation Systems (BAS)

Fidele Mazimpaka, UMass Campus Energy Engineer

Monday, November 29, 2021: 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Olver Design Building, Room 170

For more information and to attend via Zoom, visit umass.science/bctlectures.

Overall building performance can significantly be improved through continuous monitoring and adjustment of operating parameters through building automation system (BAS). Parameters are automatically adjusted based on weather, occupancy, changes in condition and building loads. Programs in the BAS use inputs from multiple sensors on the equipment and in the buildings to constantly adapt the equipment operation to actual space conditions. This lecture will give to students an overview of how BAS is used in building operations and how it can be tied to other systems for alerting and reporting purposes.