Don’t miss this comprehensive overview of what the Smart Cities movement means to the
Central Ohio Region as it relates to community development, sales/marketing strategy,
targeting new business and energy project funding.
Who should attend:
Economic Development Professionals
Commercial Real Estate Professionals
Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 5:000pm
Location: Electrical Trades Center, 947 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH Program:
2:00pm Welcome | Kelly Waters, Director, Power Connect
2:15pm Smart Columbus and its Impact on the Central Ohio Region | Michael Stevens, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Columbus
2:45pm Smart Technologies Impacting Community Development | Scott Jackson, Eric Toenjes, Graybar Sean Weber, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Dynamix
4:00pm Energy Project Funding ResourcesPACE – Jean Carter Ryan, Columbus-Franklin Co Finance Authority
Teresa Snyder, Toledo-Lucas Co Port Authority
KeyBank Energy, Efficiency, and Renewables Solutions – Jamie A Feltes, Michelle Haslinger
A four-hour educational summit that will aid building owners, managers, Superintendents, Treasurers, and contractors learn about opportunities to save thousands of dollars monthly on utility bills by implementing new technology and management strategies. The CTC will showcase products, services, and strategies that have been successful. This will also provide a networking opportunity to share ideas and answer questions across a variety of experiences.
Where: Pike County CTC, 175 Beaver Creek Rd., Piketon, OH 45661
Who should attend: The person or persons that are integral in decision making to make updates and improvements in the operation of your commercial building. Cost: FREE
Presenters attending; (approx. 45 minutes each)
AEP Electric- Learn how to decipher a commercial electric bill which will help you develop a better energy management plan. Learn about AEP’s rebate programs that help fund upgrade projects to reduce your energy consumption.
META, Direct Energy, and Dynamix- Learn how to drive down the cost of purchasing energy with Direct Energy and understanding your utility bill. Dynamix Engineering will discuss how to plan, implement and manage your building energy consumption.
State Electric Supply- High efficient LED lights to replace outdated metal halides saves up to 77%. LED light replacements and controls are available for most applications.
Accurate Mechanical- Improve efficiency of HVAC/R equipment through commissioning, maintenance, controls and operational management.
Plan ahead! Mark your calendars to stop by the Dynamix Energy Services Booth at the OPFMA Trade Show on Monday, October 23rd. We would look forward to an opportunity to meet with you and learn about the objectives for your facilities. See you in October!
It is time again for the OASBO Annual Workshop and Tradeshow! While you are immersed in the training sessions, please do not forget to take a break and visit the Dynamix Energy Services Booth. You will find us at Booth # 120.
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Grand Ballroom
Trade Show Hours From 9:15am – 4:00pm with the exception of the Exhibit Hall closing for lunch between 11:30am-12:40pm.
In a world of flashy sales brochures, confusing marketing terms, and ever changing technologies it can be overwhelming to know what is important when selecting and buying a building automation and controls. The important items that building owners should not compromise on are listed below.
Controls architecture refers to overall BAS network structure, hierarchy, and physical layout of the system. A typical architecture has some type of supervisory controller that is housed on a PC or server. When purchasing a new control system make sure the controls architecture allows for expansion. Whether it is the addition of few devices or an entire facility it is important to make sure the control systems have extra capacity.
Supported Communication Protocols
Data is communicated between devices through a Communication Protocol. It is the language that a particular device is able to interpret and forward to other devices on the network. Some common protocols are BACnet, Lon, and Modbus.
When selecting a control system choose one where the front end is compatible with a number of protocols. This will give greater flexibility as building equipment and devices change over time.
Graphics and Accessibility
Building graphics refer to the building automation interface. This is the primary way that building managers and maintenance staff interact with the building automation system.
Look for a control system that utilizes an HTML5 based graphics package. HTML5 is compatible with all internet browsers and is mobile friendly allowing for the ability to access the BAS on all devices.
Trends and Alarming
Do not consider any control system that does not provide trending and alarming capabilities. Trends refer to the ability to store and view historical data such as room temperature for the past 5 days. Alarms are alerts to problems within the facility.
When selecting a control system look for a truly open system… one that will not lock you into a single contractor. This means a system that utilizes a non‐proprietary open protocol such as BACnet. A system that utilizes control products that are available from multiple suppliers, and a system that utilizes open software not locked down by licenses or configuration tools only available from a few select companies.
Training and Support
There are numerous control systems that provide all the critical characteristics listed above, and for this reason the single biggest differentiator when selecting a control system is the training and support provided after the installation by the controls contractor. Never install a new controls system without having detailed plan and associated cost for training and support after the installation is complete.
Editor’s Note: Sean Weber is an Energy Engineer with Dynamix Energy Services. Sean may be contacted at 614‐443‐1178 ext. 246 or E‐mail to: [email protected]‐ltd.com.
Dynamix Energy Services Presentation by Sean Weber, Energy Engineer
Energy Savings: What to do next?
Date:April 26, 2017 Time:7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Location: The Electrical Trades Center of Central Ohio
947 Goodale Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43212
Looking to try to try to achieve energy savings at your facility, but don’t know where to start? Have you already implemented no-cost or low-cost initiatives, but don’t know what to do next? Then this program is for you.
Based on member surveys and conversations during recent IFMA programs and tours, we’ve tried to create a program that starts at the beginning: reading your utility bill and creating a baseline to implementing ideas to reduce your usage and demand.
This program will provide information that can be implemented by every facility manager in our chapter.
We’re planning on having networking from 7:30-8am and the program will be from 8-9am.
When you arrive at The Electrical Trades Center located at 947 Goodale Boulevard, park in the rear of the building. Come in via the glass door in the center of the building and use the elevator or stairs on the left to get to the 2nd floor.
Dynamix Energy Services looks forward to exhibiting again this year at the OME-RESA Vendor Fair. We hope you will stop by our Booth on May 11 to learn how we have assisted other School Districts in reducing their energy consumption and expenses.