​Building Automation Controls Energy Analyst: Key Player in Commercial HVAC/BAS

Posted on 15 December 2023

​Building Automation Controls Energy Analyst: Key Player in Commercial HVAC/BAS

Role Overview:

A Building Automation Controls Energy Analyst (BACEA) is essential in today’s commercial building sector, focusing on optimizing energy usage for efficiency and sustainability. They analyze building automation systems (BAS) to find improvement opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:
  1. Data Analysis: BACEAs assess BAS data, including energy usage, temperature, and air quality, to identify trends and develop energy-efficient solutions.

  2. System Optimization: They collaborate with engineers to enhance BAS performance, adjust control settings, and integrate new technologies.

  3. Commissioning: BACEAs oversee the installation of new BAS, ensuring proper operation and training staff.

  4. Troubleshooting: They identify and resolve BAS issues.

  5. Reporting: BACEAs create reports on their findings and recommendations for energy management.

  1. Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field.

  2. Experience with BAS.

  3. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  5. Knowledge of energy efficiency principles.

Benefits of a BACEA:
  1. Reduces energy costs and consumption.

  2. Enhances building comfort and air quality.

  3. Extends lifespan of building equipment.

  4. Lowers carbon footprint.

  5. Improves overall building performance.


BACEAs are vital for achieving energy efficiency in commercial buildings, leading to cost savings, improved comfort, and reduced environmental impact.

Additional Resources:

Building Energy Efficiency Project (U.S. Department of Energy)

Building Owners and Managers Association International

National Association of Building Controls and Systems Integration

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers



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