CAE 438/538: Control of Building Environmental Systems (Fall 2020)

Introduction to automatic control systems. Control issues related to energy conservation, indoor air quality and thermal comfort in buildings. Classification of HVAC control systems. Control systems hardware: selection & sizing of sensors, actuators & controllers. Practical HVAC control systems; elementary local loop and complete control systems. Case studies. Computer applications.

Course Syllabus

  • Most recent syllabus_ updated Nov 8, 2020

Lecture Notes

  • Lecture 01: Intro
  • Lecture 02: Overview
  • Lecture 03: Instrumentation (1)
  • Lecture 04: Instrumentation (2)
  • Lecture 05: Instrumentation (3)
  • Lecture 06: Dampers and Valves (1)
  • Lecture 07: Dampers and Valves (2)
  • Lecture 08: Dampers and Valves (3)
  • Lecture 09: Guest Speakers
  • Lecture 10: Intro to Controllers (1)
  • Lecture 11: Intro to Controllers (2)
  • Lecture 12: Control Modes
  • Lecture 13: Control Modes and Sequences of Operation
  • Lecture 14: Sequences of Operation
  • Lecture 15: Intro to Guideline 13 and SOO
  • Lecture 16: Guideline 36 Class Activity
  • Lecture 17: Guideline 13 (2)
  • Lecture 18: Guideline 13 (3)
  • Lecture 19: Intro to Building Automation Communication Systems
  • Lecture 20: Intro to the Course Project
  • Lecture 21: Assignment Feedback, Project, and Exam
  • Lecture 22: Course Project
  • Lecture 23: Guest Speakers
  • Lecture 24: Data Communication
  • Lecture 25: BACnet Objects
  • Lecture 26: Guest Speakers
  • Lecture 27: Guest Speakers
  • Lecture 28: BACnet Objects and Services