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2020 AHR Education

2020 AHR Expo BACnet Educational Sessions
February 3, 2020



Videos of the sessions will be available on The BACnet Institute website in early March 2020. We will send out a notification to our members once these are live.


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Monday, February 3, 2020 Presentation
 9:00 - 10:00 am

BACnet Edge Solutions - Ideal for IoT


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This session will cover BACnet IoT Edge solutions and applications, considerations for design and specification, implementation, and success stories.

Roy Kolasa, Honeywell

Pat Tessier, Honeywell

 10:30 - 11:30 am

HVAC as a Service – How soon is now?


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By combining big data, analytics, and the Cloud, HVACaaS converts operational data into an untapped revenue opportunity for equipment manufactures. The subscription-based service allows manufacturers to connect field equipment to the cloud, enabling them to monitor their deployed systems and compare performance, load, etc. For building owners, this means reducing energy and maintenance costs.


Lindsey Allen, MSA Safety

1:00 - 2:00 pm

BACnet Physical Connectivity


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In the world of BACnet, there are multiple options for physical connectivity. This session will explore the pros and cons of each connectivity option, including a look at the new secure connection, BACnet Secure Connect (aka BACnet/SC). We will also briefly explore how these different options can work in the world of B-IoT.


Coleman Brumley, Setra Systems
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Design Considerations When Applying the BACnet Standard to a ‘Smart Building’ BAS


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With a standard that is 1,374 pages in length, a BACnet BAS project can seem overwhelming. However, you don’t have to learn all the details in the Standard; you need to focus on how the Standard helps you achieve the required project outcomes. In this presentation, Grant Wichenko will share design considerations that will ensure a more successful BACnet-based ‘Smart Building’ BAS integration


Grant Wichenko, Appin Associates

4:00 - 5:00 pm

BACnet 101: An Introduction to BACnet


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BACnet is a highly used open building automation protocol that continues to grow. This session will teach you about the basic building blocks and design philosophy that have made and continue to make BACnet so popular. Learn how BACnet can help you now and into the future as the Building Internet of Things (B-IoT) continues to grow.


Edward Tom, Yaskawa









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