Converged building controls (BS EN15232)
Where BS EN15217 defines the methods for expressing energy performance of buildings, BS EN15232 defines the effect of building automation control systems (BACS) that help create energy-efficient living and working spaces. Only through converging all aspects of room control, such as heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting, into a single platform, can the highest levels of energy saving be realised, helping to achieve the best performance class.
A CPD course which has been accredited by CIBSE.
It will last up to an hour.
Karl Walker, Market Development Manager at Beckhoff Automation Ltd
Karl Walker is an engineer with over 25 years’ experience in industrial control and automation systems. Having worked with high-value machine builders and end-users in the manufacturing sector to develop cutting-edge control solutions to maximise productivity, efficiency and reliability, he moved to Beckhoff Automation three years ago to apply the same principles to buildings.
As an active member of the Building Controls Industry Association’s (BCIA) technical and marketing working groups, he is a strong advocate of the fact that buildings can operate only at the most energy-efficient level and provide the most comfortable environment for occupants when all aspects of the Building Management System (BMS) are implemented holistically.
Karl is a regular contributor to the trade press and often argues that “value engineering” is the nemesis of good control practices, contributing greatly to the performance gap that is all-too-often seen in modern buildings.