Smart Buildings Operations Training

Do the terms “IoT (Internet of Things),” “FDD (fault detection and diagnostics),” and “cloud” excite you, but the thought of technology leave you hesitant to join the crowd? Then the Smart Building Operations Training Program is just the course for you. Facilities professionals will learn how to optimize the functionality of high-performance buildings by using technology and the smart building concept. By integrating all of the building systems and their data, building owners can control facilities through technology to improve energy efficiency, enhance operational effectiveness, and increase tenant satisfaction.

The SBOT course is divided into twelve sections:

• The Case for Smart Buildings

• Building Automation Systems

• Advanced Metering

• Utility Billing

• Lighting Control Systems

• Managing Smart Building Projects and Contracting

• Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

• Analytical Systems Including GSALink

• Information Technology

• Building Information Modeling (BIM)

• Geographical Information System (GIS)

• Optimizing Building and Operational Performance

This course will provide you with the tools, terminology, and reassurance you need to effectively communicate with your peers while moving ahead in a highly technical workforce. The SBOT course was designed to teach you the ins and outs of how to use the data from the building systems in your facilities to save you and your employee’s valuable time and money by using technology to your advantage.



The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835