TE-S06 Proven HVAC Systems and Controls for Efficiency  

Education Type: 
Live Online
1.5 Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (ET)
0.2 CEU

This session provides facility managers with an understanding of the state-of-the-art heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies that have a proven record and how they will support their sites' energy and water conservation goals. The session will be organized around two components of HVAC systems:

  • Resilient chillers with the ability to continue operating when the cooling tower is compromised.
  • Building automation systems that offer the ability to upgrade pneumatic controls to DDC functionality without running more wire.


Scott McDonough, Product Manager, Carrier Corporation   

Scott McDonough is a marketing professional with more than 20 years of business experience. He is a product manager supporting water cooled screw and centrifugal chiller product development in North America. Prior to this assignment, he was an application engineer for water cooled chillers and has seven years of experience with Westinghouse. Scott received his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary engineering and management at Clarkson University in 1993 and an MBA from Wake Forest in 2007.

Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems  

Harry Sim is the founder and CEO of Cypress Envirosystems and is actively involved in developing products to improve existing facilities. He has a passion for low-cost, non-invasive retrofit solutions and strongly believes that “green” should be both sustainable and profitable. Prior to Cypress Envirosystems, Harry was a vice president at Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions working in the building automation, industrial automation, and wireless and sensing businesses. During his 15 years with Honeywell, he has held executive positions in general management, strategy, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and internet startup founder. He has lived and worked extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Prior to Honeywell, he was a payload firector at NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston for Space Shuttle mission STS-40. Harry holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Insead in France.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Understand the state of the art of chiller technology;
  • Learn about HVAC controls technology;
  • Find out how to implement specific controls strategies to save energy; and
  • See how various wireless technologies support retrofits.
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