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HOME Understanding building automation

With this presentation, you will have brief understanding of what a BAS system is and how it effects energy efficiency of buildings. With a questions session at the end, we could try to understand the major differences between the commercial automation industry and the industrial automation industry.

According to EPA, a building owner can generate $2 to $3 in incremental asset value for each $1invested in energy performance improvements. Saving 30% of energy costs is equivalent to increasing Net Operating Income by five percent.

The presentation is very broad but more specific questions can be asked and discussed after the presentation.

The topics that will be covered is be terminology, components, maximizing energy performance, communication protocols and a quick user interface demonstration. It will also cover some governing bodies that the building automation industry must abide by, like the US Green Building Council and the ASHRAE ( American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers).

Besides those interested in Building Automation, Energy Management or HVAC Controls, those interested in the major differences of your current industry and the Building Automation industry, and those looking to expand or have been asked to provide a similar system before will find this program of value.

Main topics are:

1. Intro to BAS and terminlogy
2. Components
3. Maximizing energy performance
4. Communications protocol and interoperability
5. User interface demonstration

The presentation will also touch on the following topics: HMI & PLC controls of boilers.; Access via web browser; Interface with plant controllers; End devices - temp, flow, pressure, analytical sensors, valve actuators; Monitoring tools; Control devices; Wireless sensor networks; Measurement & Verification Process; and Monitoring CO2 Emissions.

Clifford Milligan is owner and vice president of Controls, for Callendar, Inc., a building automation contractor in Bakersfield. Clifford developed a section of Callender Inc. into an Energy Management Company which designs, develops, and services all aspects of energy management systems, equipment, and machinery. The company builds suitable software programs and interfaces graphics for specific applications; designs project submittals, sequence of operation and as-installed drawings; and oversees installers, and works with contractors and project engineers. He can be reached at (661) 695-3064 or

Meeting Details

Location: Sizzler, 10315 Lakewood Blvd, Downey - Online Map & Directions
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Time: 5:30 Networking; 6:00 Dinner; 6:30 Program
Cost: Dinner and program for the first 20 members and students at no charge. Others and Non-members are $10.
RSVP: Jordan Wiens at

For info on sponsoring this or other programs, please contact the Program Chair

Section Events, 2009-2011

- 2009 -
Sept 15 - Edison Tour
Sept 23 - Multimeter Training Course, Part 1
Sept 30 - Multimeter Training Course, Part 2
Oct 6-8 - ISA Expo Houston
Oct 20 - Control Valves Program
Nov 17 - Wireless Program
Dec 12 - Christmas Cruise

- 2010 -
Jan 19 - PE License Update
Feb 18 - Instrumentation 2010™ Expo & Training
Mar 15 - Virtual Instrumentation
Apr 20 - Data Communication & PLC Training
May 18 - Analyzer Program
June 8 - Deadline for ISALA Scholarship Application Deadline
June 11 - Automation Treasure!™ Expo & Training, Las Vegas
June 15 - Pressure Relief Valves
Sept 11 - PE Review Course, Class 1 of 6 (Continues through Oct 23)
Sept 17 - ISALA Golf Tournament
Sept 21 - Motor Controls
Sept 29 - Multimeter Safety Class 1 of 2
Oct 6 - Multimeter Operation Class 2 of 2
Oct 19 - Control Valve Program and Facility Tour
Nov 16 - Arc Flash Hazards and Analysis
Dec 4 - Christmas Party at Knott's Berry Farm Hotel

- 2011 -
Jan 18 - TBA
Feb 15 - TBA
Mar 3 - Instrumentation 2011™ Expo & Training Expo & Training
April - BBQ at Santa Anita Racetrack (Date TBA)
Apr 8 - ISALA Golf Tournament
May 17 - TBA
June 21 - TBA

Updated Apr 11, 2011

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