Evolving Smart Building Technology

Hosted by ASHRAE Journal

July 27, 2023

Thursday, July 27th

The expectations for smart buildings are rapidly evolving in response to market and technology changes. Customers are demanding more than ever from their connected HVAC systems. Drivers including cybersecurity, integration potential, accessibility, and intelligent remote serviceability are influencing smart building evolution that determines the long-term success of a smart building solution.

Building controls and automation systems are the key to creating spaces that prioritize performance and energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort. By harnessing flexible, tailored, non-prescriptive system controls, engineers can provide the right solution for the right purpose at the right time. Hear from Trane controls experts about evolving technologies, market trends, and the resources available to help you through every step of your next project – from design, to installation, to operation, and beyond.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Explore a variety of market and industry trends that are driving customer demands and technological changes (i.e. skilled labor shortages, AI, interoperability, decarbonization, IAQ, sustainability, ESG goals, etc.)
  • Learn how to meet customers’ long-term goals by designing future-forward systems that utilize modern building controls and consider the entire controls life cycle
  • Understand when and how to involve IT while addressing cybersecurity, IP, and integration needs to ensure seamless implementation 

Explore controls technologies from design through operation, and beyond.

Meet the Speakers

 Chris Gist, Portfolio Leader, HVAC Equipment Controls

Chris Gist 
Portfolio Leader, HVAC Equipment Controls

Chris Gist is the Unit Controls Portfolio Leader for Trane and leads the organization’s efforts on new controls product development and introduction of technological enhancements across Trane’s HVAC portfolio. In his more than 22 years in energy services and controls, Chris has held various leadership, technical and marketing roles. 

Brian Meyers, Portfolio Leader, Systems Controls

Brian Meyers 
Portfolio Leader, Systems Controls 

Brian Meyers is the System Controls Portfolio Leader for Trane. Brian has product responsibility for Tracer SC/SC+/Synchrony, and Legacy Tracer Communications Bridges. Additionally, Brian drives and supports products and offerings that span across controls products lines in areas that include cloud connectivity, cyber security, and others. 

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