CEMT 204 - Building Automation II
(3,3) 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): CEMT 203 Building Automation I .
This is the second of two advanced courses on building automation for students in the Commercial Energy Management Technology field. Recent emphasis placed on increased energy efficiency and occupant comfort, in particular on commercial buildings, has given way to the development of technologies that allow for smart communication amongst various building systems such as HVAC, Lighting, Fire Prevention and Occupant Security/Safety. Networked building automation, in particular, has become a field in high demand because it allows for precise and reliable communication between control devices, whether they are from the same or different manufacturers.
This course starts with an introduction to the various commercially available network platforms, with special emphasis on LonWorks: an overview of the technology, its architecture and infrastructure, nodes, programming, testing and maintenance. It then continues with an introduction to Communications Protocol BACnet: an overview of its architecture, testing and certification standards, transport and interoperability, objects and core services, applications, installation and configuration. Finally, the course addresses System Integration.
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