Automation Systems (BAS) have made tremendous strides in recent
years toward embracing connectivity and interoperability
standards. These efforts have given building owners more freedom
to choose among manufacturers for both products and service
support. Even greater benefits await an organization whose BAS is
seamlessly merged with its information technology architecture.
The synergy created by sharing infrastructure and data reduces
operating costs and creates new service opportunities.
that more diverse technologies and methods are available to
operate and maintain building systems, the ability to have a fully
web-enabled system that bridges the gap between the controls and
IT infrastructure within an enterprise will deliver
information-rich data-based applications that are transportable
between standard hardware and software platforms.
elevated level of integration opens new avenues that were not
technically or economically feasible in the past where information
is compiled and interpreted at the BAS, travels across the IT
network backbone, is sent by the enterprise server across the
Internet, and delivered via the cell phone network.
objective of this project is to build a pilot scale Building
Automation System (BAS) prototype which will be located in C505. The BAS prototype will utilize a state-of-the-art
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control system
donated by Reliable Controls, a Canadian based company
specializing in the design and manufacture of Internet-connected
building controls and green BACnet building automation systems.
system will be used to demonstrate how the main components of a
HVAC system work; how they are inter-connected and programmed;
and, how they are integrated over a web-based network. This
prototype will serve as a template for anyone wishing to build an
educational version of the HVAC trainer.
working prototype will be used to research and develop other BAS
related sensors and components; train technicians, operators and
students in networking basics; and to learn how an HVAC system can
be integrated with other Smart-Connected technologies.
a Building Control Training Station
LED Lighting to the BAS
intelligent sensors to monitor occupancy, light
levels, temperature, humidity
all devices over the network for remote site control
interface for lighting controls
tablet based apps
Building Integration over BACNet/IP
Course Credit Students
Supervisor Prof. Leo Salemi