Five benefits you’re missing if your BAS is out of date

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Is your building automation system (BAS) at its latest version? If not, your out-of-date BAS could be costing you significant opportunities to save energy, extend equipment life and improve occupant comfort. Not only are older BAS often incompatible with new technologies, they can often be targets for hackers, leaving organizations open to cybersecurity risks.

Today’s BAS are designed with features and benefits unheard of just a decade ago; ones that can help you do more with less, protect your system, and quantify return on investment. Join this course to understand how the newest BAS benefits can help you evaluate your system and determine when it’s time to upgrade, reduce risks and capitalize on efficiencies.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Why keeping your BAS current is important
  • What to look for: the latest in BAS advancements
  • How keeping your BAS up-to-date minimizes security risks
  • How to manage and get the most out of your BAS


From Our Partner



Brian Estill

Director, Controls Marketing
Johnson Controls

Brian Estill, Director of Controls Marketing for Systems and Services North America, manages controls offerings, defines market requirements and develops new controls programs and strategies to optimize and strengthen the overall Johnson Controls portfolio. Brian began his 21-year career with Johnson Controls as an engineering intern in 1994. Always focused on HVAC control systems, products and applications and emerging technologies, Brian has held various roles in Account, Project and Engineering Management. Most recently, he had product management responsibility for a $50M+ product portfolio that included Johnson Controls Central Plant Optimization™. Brian holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MBA from Marquette University.

Chris Lane

Senior Product Manager, BAS
Johnson Controls

Chris Lane, Senior Product Manager, joined Johnson Controls in 1992. He has held several positions in Application Engineering, Sales and Product Management. In his current role, Chris leads a team of product managers responsible for Johnson Controls’ building automation system products including Metasys® and Facility Explorer®. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.

Steve Brukbacher

Application Security Manager
Johnson Controls

Steve Brukbacher, Application Security Manager, joined Johnson Controls in December 2015. He joined Johnson Controls from American Transmission Company (ATC), a power transmission company serving Wisconsin and the surrounding states, where he served as a Senior Cybersecurity Analyst. Steve most recently led ATC’s participation in the National Level Exercise (NLE) GridEx III, a nationwide exercise to assess the cybersecurity and resilience of our nation’s electrical power grid. Steve also gained a wealth of experience as the Information Security Officer for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Nazanin Hoglund

Vice President, Systems Product Management
Johnson Controls

Nazee Hoglund, VP, Integrated Systems Product Management, joined Johnson Controls in January 2015. She is responsible for the global controls and energy optimization products strategy and roadmap, helping to ensure data, user experience and connectivity are driving product innovation. Previously, Nazee was at Intel where she was General Manager and Senior Director of the Tablet Organization. At Intel she created the Product Management group in Mobile Division to help accelerate Intel's penetration into the mobile industry. Prior to Intel, Nazee worked for Motorola, Inc. as Director, Next Generation Product Management, where she worked on many successful product lines including the Droid X for Verizon. She started her career at Motorola as Manufacturing Engineer in 1994.

Renee Collins

Vice President, Owner Sales
Johnson Controls

Renee Collins has a BS in Applied Engineering from Michigan State University. She began her career in 1981 with Johnson Controls. Since her start she has worked in the Saginaw, Michigan, Cleveland and Detroit locations. Renee has held many positions in sales, sales management and region general management within the Building Efficiency group. In her current role she develops service strategies to achieve desired business outcomes for Johnson Controls customers. Renee is a Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern MI and has been recognized in Detroit Crain’s 40 Under 40. In her tenure at Johnson Controls she has received the Diversity Business Impact Award and participated in the CEO-led Extreme Leadership Program. She is known for experience in strategic planning and employee development. She is also a LEED Green Associate. In her free time she enjoys skiing and golfing with her four boys and husband.