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Optimizing a building automation system can result in vast improvements to a building’s indoor air quality, tenant experience, and operational efficiency. But what does optimization actually look like?

Is optimization some complex secret hidden throughout the ages and handed down to a select few “experts”?

Or is optimization something we all can learn?

In this episode we will discuss:

  • The two-steps you must take prior to executing optimization strategies
  • Five commonly used optimization strategies for your BAS
  • Tips and tricks you need to know before implementing an optimization strategy

We are going to dive deep in this episode so get ready!

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Optimization Strategies for Your BAS

  • Two things that you must do before every optimization project (1:10)
  • The art of sensor calibration (1:55)
  • Ensure your end devices can control HVAC systems (4:20)
  • Using load to reset your airside system’s SAT setpoint (6:35)
  • Two methods for calculating load for your airside resets (9:07)
  • Optimizing your waterside systems through load-based resets (11:50)
  • Methods for calculating waterside load (13:15)
  • The danger of using OAT to reset your central plant setpoints (16:15)
  • Using space load to reset pressure setpoints (17:40)
  • The three ways to calculate load within your spaces (20:10)
  • How to deal with spaces that aren’t accurately controlling (22:15)
  • Strategies for controlling your economizer (24:05)
  • Moisture and its effect on economizer control (26:55)
  • Why the location of your DP sensor matters (29:15)
  • Why the 2/3rd’s of the longest duct rule may not be a good idea (30:45)
  • The effect of DP on your pump’s operation (32:47)

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