Fall Conference 2018

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Fall Conference 20182019-03-04T14:49:25-04:00

Professional Development Sessions – Brief Summary

Title: Optimizing Facilities with Building Analytics
By: Controls & Equipment
The Controls & Equipment Ltd. presentation will focus on increasing the energy optimization of facilities utilizing specific building analytics. The presentation will identify opportunities for savings, suggestions on how to manage data, as well as lessons learned from Controls & Equipment’s first-hand experience. In addition, the presentation will review two specific case studies, namely, Duct Static Pressure Reset and Full Air Handling Unit Optimization where Controls & Equipment have utilized these analytics. Controls & Equipment Ltd. is an Atlantic-Canada owned and operated company with our head office in Moncton, New Brunswick. Established in 1975 as the first independent controls contractor for the region C&E has grown to a team of over 100 engineers, technicians, installers and service staff with installations in over 5000 locations. Our 7 branch office locations are able to provide superior coverage to the Atlantic Canada Region.

Title: The Science Complex Renewal Project
By: Acadia University
Huggins Science Hall and Elliott Hall are home to five of the Science disciplines at Acadia University and were both in need of serious renewal for different reasons. Elliott Hall had a strong structure and envelope but in the interior systems were at end of life and had not kept up with current chemistry curriculum needs. The opposite was true for Huggins which had significant issues with the inefficiency of its building envelope, a prime example of the Brutalist architecture movement. Taking the opportunity to address these issues while constructing the new Agri-Technology Access Centre in the Innovation Pavilion offered a great chance to improve the interconnectivity and dramatically optimize the barrier free access between the two. The pavillion will provide companies and industry organizations with better access to specialized technology, lab space, subject-matter expertise and commercialization support services, strengthening their ability to become more productive and innovative. It will also enable Acadia to advance its applied research strength in a key priority sector – agriculture – and expand its successful technology transfer and commercialization activities. The Science Complex renewal project was supported by an investment of $15.98 million by the Federal and Provincial governments.

Title: Energy Savings through Controls Optimization- Dalhousie/Efficiency NS
By: Dalhousie University
There is a theoretical energy use of any building. How the building is used and operated will define the real energy usage. Building Control systems can fine tune the operation of building systems for occupant comfort, energy savings and maintenance performance. In some cases, control systems and strategies are not optimized at the opening of a building or in its regular operations. This session will highlight typical challenges that are encountered, outline control strategies and opportunities for improvement, and provide case studies for several energy savings projects. This presentation will also discuss the successful partnership between Dalhousie, Efficiency Nova Scotia’s On-Site Energy Management program and Johnson Controls.
This presentation will be delivered by Justin MacDonald, P. Eng., the on-site Energy Manager at Dalhousie University. He has worked as an energy management consultant for the past 6 years within the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors. Justin is responsible for identifying, coordinating, and assisting in the implementation of energy conservation projects within the university.
Justin holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, is a licensed professional engineer, and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) through the Association of Energy Engineers.

Title: Indoor Air Quality
By: All-Tech Environmental Services Ltd.
There are many factors that contribute to indoor air quality. This seminar will clarify what indoor air quality (IAQ) is and why we should be concerned about the air we breathe. Sources and types of common pollutants that affect IAQ will be explored, outlining contributing factors such as exterior air influences and occupant activities along with indoor humidity. A cursory overview of common contaminants such as mould, dust mites, and aerosols will show how these substances can contribute to common health ailments, resulting in complaints from building occupants.

Title: Commissioning and Recommissioning
By: CFMS Atlantic Ltd.
CFMS Atlantic Ltd., the first company in Canada to offer independent commissioning consulting, will lead an interactive discussion on processes surrounding commissioning and recommissioning for new and existing facilities. The presentation will outline past experience, proven processes and owner’s expectations. Since incorporating in 1982, our team of engineers and technicians have worked with building owners and construction teams to help mitigate construction costs while adding value through experience with scheduling and project management.

Title: Smart Building Technology
By: Siemens
Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions (I2S) is the foundation of a smart building, integrating systems to leverage data-driven insights. Integrated building management system, data analytics platforms, and the right network infrastructure is integral to optimum building efficiency. An Intelligent Infrastructure enables Digital Services and Applications to create a Smart Building. For over 100 years, Siemens Canada has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability. Siemens technology in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization helps make real what matters to Canadians. More than 4,300 employees in Canada deliver solutions for sustainable energy, intelligent infrastructure, healthcare and manufacturing.