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2018 AHR Education

 2018 AHR Expo BACnet Educational Sessions
January 22, 2018





Links to presentation slides are available below.


To view videos of the sessions please visit The BACnet Institute website. You can search for these presentations under Resources by entering "AHR 2018" in the search bar and selecting "Abstract & Description."  If you do not already have an account on The BACnet Institute you will need to sign up for one. Registration is free.



Time Presentation
 8 a.m.
Top 5 Benefits of Leveraging the
Cloud with BACnet


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The Cloud has become a hot topic of interest within the Building Automations industry. This presentation will discuss 5 benefits to leveraging the Cloud with BACnet. The discussion provides a broad understanding of the value the Cloud brings to different stakeholders involved in a BACnet-based BAS integration process.

Steve Shaw
VP Marketing
Sierra Monitor Corporation

Richard Theron
Product Manager
Sierra Monitor Corporation

 9:30 a.m.
Addressing IP Security Concerns when Deploying a BACnet System


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BACnet is the protocol of choice for building automation and management. The BACnet standard addresses the security concerns when implementing a new system. But what about how to secure legacy systems and enhance security for the new systems? The additional use of TLS and VPN technology which is prevelant in the IT field can help in this regard. Harpartap Parmar
Sr. Product Manager
Contemporary Controls
11 a.m.
VFD + BACnet = Increased Energy


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Learn how using a VFD on a BACnet network can increase your energy savings potential. This presentation will go through the basics of a VFD and how it can provide you energy savings. Additionally, it will discuss the benefits of using the BACnet protocol in conjunction with a VFD and the potential for increased energy savings. Edward Tom
Drives Product Manager
Yaskawa America, Inc.
1 p.m.
BACnet and Total Environmental


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Discussion on utilizing BACnet to fulfill the original promise of Building Automation Systems (BAS), unifying disparate systems to deliver occupant based comfort as efficiently as possible. Total environmental control means considering more than the traditional air quality requirements and exploring how light levels, color, and temperature can increase productivity and comfort. This session will provide you with an introduction to how open controls can be leveraged to provide a single unified BAS that minimizes your buildings’ environmental footprint and maximizes occupant well-being.

Dennis Swoboda
VP Sales and Marketing

Blue Ridge Technologies

2:30 p.m.

BACnet — a deeper look


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A discussion of some of the technical aspects of the BACnet protocol. What is it? Where can I get it? What does it take to implement BACnet? What should you look for in a BACnet implementation?

Coleman Brumley
Senior Software Developer


 4 p.m.
Best Practices for Implementing BACnet in your Facility or

Construction Project


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This presentation will explain the value of networked controls to FMs(the Owner) in implementing top down policies on energy conservation, sustainability, LEED, etc., helping FMs to work “leaner and meaner” while achieving policy targets. In addition, this presentation will outline best practices that will help the FM manage the BACnet component in a BACnet-based Building Automation Systems project. The presentation will also give BAS designers and specifiers guidance on how the Networked Controls model can be implement in a construction contract to meet the needs of the Owner. Grant Wichenko, P.E.
Appin Associates









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