Building Automation Systems for Existing Federal Facilities

On Demand Training

3 hours

FEMP e-training

Building Automation Systems for Existing Federal Facilities provides Federal Facility and Energy Managers with the knowledge and competencies to contract for the design and installation a Building Automation System (BAS) in an existing Federal facility, including the ability to apply General Services Administration (GSA) Smart Building Standards into the goal setting process and design objectives.

Learners will explore how to use Building Automation Systems to integrate existing HVAC, lighting, and other systems using normalized data and open communications protocols. The course details a process to set specific performance goals for the BAS, design the BAS to meet the established performance goals, and develop Requests for Proposals for both BAS design and installation. The course also discusses how to maximize the effectiveness of installed BAS to improve building energy efficiency, operations and maintenance, indoor environmental quality, and safety and security.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Applying GSA Smart Building Standards for open, converged, and normalized building automation;
  • Integrating existing systems through open communication protocols;
  • Making decisions on critical BAS functionality as it applies to: efficiency/cost cutting, indoor environmental quality, operations and maintenance, and safety and security;
  • Identifying results-oriented objectives in development of an RFP;
  • Developing a design plan including sequences of operations, control strategies, schematics, and points lists;
  • Federal and industry standards and guidance related to BAS;
  • Developing RFPs for BAS design and installation;
  • Considering financing mechanisms for the BAS; and
  • Maximizing the installed BAS to improve overall efficiency.

This e-learning course is hosted on the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system. To take the course, click the Start button below. Then log into the WBDG system to launch the course and take the multiple choice assessment. Students will earn .40 IACET CEUs upon successful completion of the course and assessment.

In partnership with Whole Buildings Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences. IACET logo


  • Brad Gustafson, Federal Energy Management Program. Read bio.
  • Ed St. Germain, Director of Energy and Environment Support, Enviro-Management & Research, Inc. Read bio.
  • Daniel Ackmann, Enviro-Management and Research, Inc. Read bio.
  • Mohan Jacob, Enviro-Management and Research, Inc.. Read bio.
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For more information, contact Beverly Dyer.

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