Criteria for Building Automation Dashboards

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


All dashboards are not created equal. The term “dashboard” today continues to be flaunted when marketing any screen-based display with flashy graphics and energy related charts. But what do you get when you decide to purchase a dashboard?  This seminar presents a rational method for categorizing building automation dashboards to indicate required features at each level so that owners, operators, designers, and contractors can discuss their needs in the same terms.  Explore the four levels of dashboards, ranging from interactive analysis of static data to ongoing continuous analysis of live streams of building automation “big data” sets. Armed with a better notion of the overall range of available dashboard toolsets and the required amount of effort to accomplish each Level, facility owners, and operators can select an application which best suits their needs.


  • Learn about the classification of energy dashboards
  • Understand dashboards for continuous commissioning
  • Identify the do's and don'ts of energy dashboards
  • Gain knowledge of energy dashboard web services and analytics
  • Understand fault detection and diagnostics


Frank Shadpour, PE, CxA, LEED AP, CPD, ASHRAE Fellow is the Founder and President of the consulting engineering firm, SC Engineers, Inc.  With over 30 years of extensive experience in energy efficiency and sustainable mechanical design, Mr. Shadpour demonstrates his ability to provide environmentally responsive and technologically advanced solutions for a variety of facilities.  An active member in both the professional and academic communities, Mr. Shadpour is the Program Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee, TC1.4, “Control Theory and Application”, the national authority on DDC practice and implementation; Instructor of “HVAC Design & Control” courses at the University of California, San Diego since 1987; and Author of The Fundamentals of HVAC Direct Digital Controls which used as the course textbook at colleges and universities located throughout the country.  This textbook is also available as part of the SDG&E Lending Library.

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Check-in time: 8:00 am with breakfast provided

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.