Computrols 2017 Awards and 2018 Presentations

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Computrols Awards Season

2018 has started off with a bang for Computrols. In January, the company was named to the inaugural class of UNO25, and CEO, Drew Mire, received the Young Guns Award at the Control Trends Awards.

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Computrols CEO, Drew Mire, and Owner/Director of Research and Development, Mike Donlon earned the company a spot in the first-ever class of UNO25, both having graduated from the University of New Orleans. Mire graduated from UNO in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business management, while Donlon earned both a bachelors and masters from the university. UNO25 recognized and celebrated Computrols as one of the top UNO-led or UNO-owned businesses.

The 2017 Control Trends Awards were held January 21, 2018, in Chicago, ahead of the AHR Expo. In addition to Computrols being a finalist in a number of categories, Computrols CEO, Drew Mire, was named to the 2017 class of Young Guns Award Recipients. Each year, this award identifies a handful of the young movers and shakers in the building automation industry.

Simultaneous Presentations

On March 21, Computrols’ Drew Mire and Bryce Jacobs will be speaking on the topic of machine learning in HVAC controls in Baltimore, MD while Computrols’ Mike Donlon will be speaking on optimal virtual metering in building automation in Boston, MA.

Drew and Bryce’s presentation begins at 3:10pm ET at the NFMT Conference in room 324. The pair will be discussing how smart building control systems are on the cusp of utilizing machine learning technologies to reduce operating cost and provide significant value to building owners, property management, and building engineers. This presentation will introduce these new computer techniques and show how they are being applied in the HVAC industry.

At nearly the same exact time (3pm ET), Mike Donlon will be starting his presentation at the Globalcon Conference. Mike’s presentation explores several techniques for optimizing virtual meter estimation. This includes optimal placement of physical meters, optimal estimation of virtual meter data as well as how to use virtual meter data for tenant billing.

Mire at the Podium Later This Year

In addition to his session at the upcoming NFMT conference, CEO, Drew Mire has a busy speaking schedule ahead of him as the year goes on.

InterlinkMonday, April 9, 10:30am
TAHFM Interlink
Drew Mire
Technology Trends Impacting Building Automation Systems in Healthcare Facilities

Southern California Facilities ExpoWednesday, May 2, 1pm
Southern California Facilities Expo
Drew Mire
Technology Trends in Building Automation and Their Effect on Facility Management

APPA Annual ConferenceAugust 3-5, Time TBA
APPA Annual Conference
Drew Mire & David Handwork (Arkansas State University)
Understanding the Lifecycle Cost of a Building Automation System

Los Angeles Buildings ExpoThursday, October 4, Time TBA
Los Angeles Buildings Expo
Drew Mire
Technology Trends & Their Impact on Commercial Buildings

Events CalendarFor additional facility manager events happening this year, check out our 2018 Facility Manager Events Calendar.