Computrols is proud to have recently donated a complete Computrols Building Automation System to the National Association of Power Engineers Educational Foundation (NAPEEF). The donation included Computrols’ flagship CBAS software, BACnet software driver, relays, sensors, power supply, enclosure, and an X-Line DDC Controller which is backed by Computrols’ signature lifetime warranty. This system can be run on any PC and can be moved to various training locations as needed.
In addition to providing the hardware, software, and initial installation necessary for NAPE’s Controls Systems Education course, Computrols has also provided preliminary training on the system and will be coordinating additional training sessions on an as-needed basis. Computrols’ Business Development Manager, Charlie Stiegler, said, “The training provided by the NAPE Educational Foundation for facility professionals provides knowledge of Building Automation Systems (BAS) that is paramount in the success of the modern day facility engineer.”
The DC 1 Chapter of NAPE created NAPEEF in 1990 to provide educational courses to bring new information and technology to power engineers. Julio Herrera, Director of Education at NAPEEF, has been teaching at the school for 27 years. Herrera said, “We are revamping our building automation class and are thrilled to have a live system to work with. Our goal is for our students to be able to use what they learn here immediately on the job.”
The Computrols team is eager to continue to work with the association and provide building automation support for years to come.