Control Sequence Fundamentals

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Course Description

We have partnered with Smart Buildings Academy to make this awesome course available in APAC region with local support and attractive pricing models.

Control Sequence Fundamentals provides a comprehensive study of HVAC control sequences. While this course will address theory, it is theory tempered by over a decade’s worth of experience working on some of the most complex BAS projects in the world. Students will learn the why behind BAS control strategies and will leave with a solid understanding of “how” systems work.

Fully online, self-paced course

Overall course length is over 19 hours

Discussion forum and online meetings available to discuss course material

Access to all course material for one full yar

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Master how HVAC systems function and how to control them

Demonstrate knowledge of BAS controls theory in HVAC systems

Develop the ability to make design and programming decisions based on system requirements

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Key Topics

This course will solve the issue of finding building automation professionals that understand HVAC and “systems thinking”. This course will teach what a building professional needs to know about HVAC systems and how to control HVAC systems. Some of this courses key topics are:

Learn what control sequences are and how control sequences are structured.

Master the step-by-step process of interpreting control sequences.

Create the foundational system knowledge that allows the student to understand the relationship between space control and upstream systems.

Discover the different ways of controlling and conditioning the air stream along with the interrelationships between air systems and water systems.

Learn what hot water systems are, how they are controlled, and how other systems interact with and influence hot water systems.

Gain an awareness of how and why chilled water systems are used, the methods and processes that control chilled water systems, and the limitations of chilled water systems.

Learn what the different strategies for pumping and piping are and how these strategies effect the control and efficiency of water based heating and cooling.

Learn how unitary systems are controlled and how the effect existing building systems.

Learn what a 2-pipe system is and how to properly control building systems that are supplied by 2-pipe systems.

Learn what CRAC and CRAH systems are, how underfloor cooling works, and the gotchas associated with controlling integrated systems.

Learn what VRV and VRF systems are, how they are controlled, and the complexities of integrating and controlling non-standard systems.

Learn the three different kinds of recovery systems, how they are controlled, and the effect they have on other systems.

Discover the multiple forms of integration, how the integration process works and how to interpret integration specifications.



This course is targeted towards salespersons, technicians, designers, operators, consulting engineers, and project managers who have at least 6 months of experience with BAS systems or have been through our BAS fundamentals course.

Pre-requisite knowledge

Fundamental awareness of the parts and pieces of BAS.

Additional Materials Required: NONE


Successful completion will require

Viewing all lesson videos in their entirety

Completing and passing Knowledge Checks with a score of 70% or better

Completing and passing the Final Exam with a score of 70% or better

Completing the Student Course Exit Evaluation

Upon successful completion you will

Receive a Certificate of Completion and your name will be added to the certification database.

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