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!
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)
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Learn how to control HVAC with a building automation system with our course Control Sequence Fundamentals
- Grow your building automation programming skills with our course BAS Programming Fundamentals