Please join us for our 2015 Fall Forum!


  “Tuning, Tracking and Troubleshooting: Digital Controls for Modern Buildings.”

Building and Lighting Controls; What Do I Need To Know?

When:             September 18, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Where:            Clackamas CC, Wilsonville Training Center, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville, OR 97070

·         Why:  So many people, even those in the energy industry, have questions about building controls and information systems. This event will contain practical information for the typical building owner, as well as tips, tricks and info for contractors, system designers and installers.  The forum will include:

·         Discussions on common controls issues
·         A presentation on what to look for in a new controls system
·         A presentation on designing and commissioning a controls system
·         A discussion on how owners can use building analytics to curb their energy costs and help equipment run more efficiently
·         Updates on incentives and new technology. Vendors will be on site to share the newest technology and personally explain the details of their state-of-the-art controls equipment

This will also be a fantastic opportunity for networking and professional growth. Please join us for our Fall Forum on September 18th in Wilsonville.



Registration and continental breakfast – visit with exhibitors



Welcome by Colleen Collins, Oregon APEM President



What’s The Meaning of all This?  Controls 101, a discussion of terms

BacNet, LonWorks, Global Controllers, Analytics, System Integration, I/O, communication          buses, Network Architecture, etc-Matt Travis, Trane of Oregon



Standard and Innovative Controls Designs and Techniques for Energy Savings-Mike Hatten, Solarc






Networking Break and Visit With Exhibitors

Commissioning Controls in Both New and Existing Buildings-Bryan Welsh

Vendor Introductions

Catered Lunch (As Good As It Gets Catering by Cheryl’s on 12th)





Overview of Controls Incentives-Energy Trust of Oregon

How to Utilize Building Analytics-Brice Kosnik, BuildPulse




Matt Travis, Trane of Oregon

Mike Hatten, Solarc

Bryan Welsh, Welsh Commissioning Group

Brice Kosnik, BuildPulse

Register Now!                      CEU:  Continuing Education Units available for this forum

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What Is Oregon APEM?

The Oregon Association of Professional Energy Managers was founded in 1982 as a partnership of business, government and utilities. Oregon APEM seeks to advance the understanding and practice of efficient energy use through forums, newsletters, facility tours, and face-to-face dialogue. Oregon APEM provides a forum for energy and resource management professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington to share information and to grow professionally. In 2006 Oregon APEM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Oregon APEM members have a variety of job titles and come from a broad diversity of backgrounds. This diversity enlarges the scope of professional level information disseminated among the members. Oregon APEM members and their communities benefit from informed input into the design of utility programs, government legislation, and efficient business operations.

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