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2019 AHR Education

2019 AHR Expo BACnet Educational Sessions
January 14, 2019




Videos of the sessions will be available on The BACnet Institute website after the Expo. We will send out a notification to our members once these are live.


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Monday, January 14, 2019 Presentation
 9:00 - 10:00 am
BACnet 101: From an HVAC perspective


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What is BACnet? Why do I need it? This session will answer your basic questions about BACnet, defining its purpose, origin, and basic characteristics. It will also explain how BACnet works within an HVAC subsystem, as well as how it allows the HVAC system to interoperate with other subsystems within a BACnet-based BAS.

Edward Tom, Yaskawa

 10:30 - 11:30 am
Developing a Cybersecurity Defense


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Not only are the number of cybersecurity threats increasing each day, so are their complexity and severity. Today's threats range from ransomware involving confidential data to a breach in a facility's critical infrastructure. This session will define today's cybersecurity reality, as well as discuss a defense-in-depth (DiD) approach that ensures the best coverage for a secured, open building automation and controls system.


Brad Bonfiglio, Schneider Electric

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Is HVACaaS (HVAC as a Service) In Your Future?


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In 10 years, will people buy HVAC units (or any industrial infrastructure)?  Or will they pay for a service that delivers cold air?  In this session, we’ll explore the powerful trends in subscription-based services, and the implications for traditional equipment manufacturers and capital-intensive businesses.


Steve Shaw, Sierra Monitor
2:30 - 3:30 pm Alexa Has Left the Building: Because Building IoT is So Much More


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The session will outline the business case for implementing Building IoT (BIoT) and contrast the corresponding BAS system requirements with the expectations and implementation of IoT in the consumer world. Several BIoT system implementation approaches will be explored in terms of their efficacy, cost-effectiveness and impact on network security. In addition, current and near-term extensions to the BACnet standard that could support BIoT implementations will be presented.


Andy McMillan, BACnet International

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Ask the Expert: Have Your BACnet Questions Answered!


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Have a BACnet-related question that you are dying to have answered? This session provides participants the opportunity to ask a diverse panel of BACnet experts technical questions regarding the BACnet protocol and its implementation. All questions are welcome.

Expert panel including:


Scott Ziegenfus, Hubbell Lighting

Coleman Brumley, Setra Systems

Steve Karg, Legrand

Mike Newman, Cornell University









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