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April 25, 2019

CPA AEE April 2019 Analytics Symposium
April 25, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Schaedler Yesco
3982 Paxton St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
http://www.sydist.com
Building Analytics Symposium with three Workshop sessions

$35.00 CP AEE Member

$40.00 Guest

We invite you to a morning symposium that features three workshops, a light breakfast, lunch AND 3 PDHs (if you need any for licensure). The three workshops are led by nationally recognized experts.

  1. The Intersection of Data Analytics and Control in Today’s Facilities
    (Is the data produced by building systems more valuable than the equipment itself?)
    John Petze, SkyFoundry
  1. Applying Analytics Today & Tomorrow
    Robbie Davis, Johnson Controls
  1. Central Plant Optimization
    Steve Snyder, Johnson Controls
The symposium will illustrate
  • the types of data typically available,
  • methods of processing large quantities of data,
  • standardization of the data that makes the analytics process manufacturer/device agnostic, and
  • the benefits of data analytics to the facility owners. 

Agenda:

8:00 AM Sign-in, Breakfast, Networking
8:30 AM John Petze presentation and Q/A
9:30 AM Break
9:40 AM Robbie Davis presentation and Q/A
10:40 AM Break
10:50 AM Steve Snyder presentation and Q/A
11:50 AM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch

Speaker Biographies and Abstracts:

John Petze is a partner and Co-Founder at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for smart device and equipment data. John has over 30 years of experience in automation, energy management and M2M/IoT, having served in senior level positions for manufacturers of hardware and software products including: President & CEO of Tridium, VP Product Development for Andover Controls, and Global Director of Sales for Cisco Systems Smart and Connected Buildings group and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers. He is the Executive Director of Project-Haystack.org, an open source, 501C trade association focusing on standards and technology to make device data self-describing to enable software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze and present data from devices and equipment systems thereby unlocking the value of the data.

  • The Intersection of Data Analytics and Control in Today’s Facilities (Is the data produced by building systems more valuable than the equipment itself?) - The terms big data and analytics seem to be everywhere in the press today. But, what does that mean for our buildings and the complex systems that maintain indoor environments? Controls and data are closely related but actually quite different. This session will provide discuss the role of data analytics in facility management, their relation to, and differences from, control systems, the steps involved in applying analytics, the challenges and hurdles, and results owners and operators are achieving by employing analytics in conjunction with BAS, the IoT, and energy management initiatives.

Robbie Davis is a dedicated Digital Solutions Channel Manager for Johnson Controls. He specializes in energy optimization through advanced analytics and data enablement across facility enterprises. Robbie is responsible for the overall sales delivery of Johnson Controls’ Enterprise Management and Central Plant Optimization for the East Coast of the US. Mr. Davis has been with Johnson Controls’ Digital Solutions team for two years. Prior to this role, he orchestrated Johnson Controls’ NYS Demand Response portfolio as a Program Manager in charge of positioning asset enrollments and client participation for Grid and Utility level programs. Robbie is a Drexel University graduate with degrees in Business Administration and Finance.

  • Applying Analytics Today & Tomorrow – A practical guide to unlocking the true value of data and leveraging analytics to promote system reliability, realize energy savings, and improve maintenance practices.  Attendees will gain an understanding of the use of “actionable data” to reduce lifecycle costs and make better operational decisions.  We’ll explore methodologies, application of products, and the outlook on the ever-evolving digital world whether you’re taking your first steps or refining your data strategy.

Steve Snyder is an Energy Services Engineer for Johnson Controls with over 8 years of experience in the HVAC and energy engineering industry. His interests include building energy simulation, energy assessments of large commercial facilities, central plant optimization, and applied data analysis and modeling related to building science applications. Steve has a B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University, an M.S. degree in the Built Environment from Arizona State University, and is currently a part-time Ph.D. candidate in Architectural Engineering at Drexel University. Steve is a Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania, a Certified Energy Manager, an ASHRAE member, and an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University teaching undergraduate HVAC engineering courses.

  • Central Plant Optimization – Steve’s presentation will provide an overview of a predictive cost-based optimization approach for the control of central plant equipment to minimize operating costs.  In addition, we’ll discuss the advantages of linking the real-time control solution to a simulation environment for plant design, optimization savings analysis, retrofit analysis, and future planning. We’ll highlight how operational data is leveraged for fitting equipment models, adapting models over time to account for changes in performance and the inherent benefit of measurement and verification of savings.

 

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CPA AEE April 2019 Analytics Symposium

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Schaedler Yesco
3982 Paxton St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
http://www.sydist.com

Building Analytics Symposium with three Workshop sessions
 

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