|Degrees:||BASc (British Columbia), MASc (Carleton), PhD (Carleton University)|
Jayson Bursill commenced his PhD studies (co-supervised by Professor Liam O’Brien) in 2016 investigating adaptive model-based predictive HVAC controls through field investigations. In his PhD he evaluated simplified model-based predictive control (MPC) in-situ by estimating annual zone-level energy savings. His algorithm simplified MPC using inverse modelling approaches for zone-level control to improve commercial MPC feasibility.
During his MASc research Jayson investigated heat-pump water heaters through experiment and simulation. Prior to that he worked two years in industry as a software tester for building automation controls and as a commercial building sustainability consultant.
After completing his PhD in 2020 Jayson joined Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) as a Project Manager for the Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP) National Centre of Expertise (NCOE). At ESAP Jayson is continuing his work using control systems to generate energy savings by working to improve the distributed control system functionality, energy management practices (through ISO 50001), and GHG accounting methodology for the PSPC-owned district heating and cooling plants in the National Capital Region.