Haystack Essentials v1.0

Learn how to add new dimensions to your data models with Project Haystack 4.0+ tags.

  • Create tags and values
  • Understand tag definitions and relationships
  • Find tags using website resources
  • Model entities with an easy process
  • Add structure and flows
  • Explore a variety of schematic examples
  • Browse more data model examples
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Course length
1 - 2 days (approx)
Content access
8 weeks
12 CPD hours / CE units
Designed for
Haystack 4.0

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Introducing Haystack

Course description

The ESSENTIAL course for anyone looking to take their Project Haystack data models to new dimensions!

Whether you are a complete beginner, or already experienced with using tags, there is something new to learn at every level for Project Haystack 4.0 and above.

Learn how to model points and equipment in your building environment with added dimensions of flows and movement - using inherent tag meaning only found with Project Haystack.

For anyone, at any level, to gain comprehensive insight into Project Haystack tagging and learn how to apply richer meaning to your data.

You'll be surprised at how much there is to learn!

Some short video clips to highlight course features.


Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify key benefits of using Project Haystack tags
  • Access and navigate website resources
  • Utilise Haystack tag kinds and values
  • Reference tag documentation and definitions
  • Understand tag terminology and taxonomy
  • Model entities and build basic data models
  • Create flows and structures between entities
  • Identify tag dependencies and associations
  • Apply tags for different types of models


  • 6 Modules
  • 36 Topics
  • 90 Interactive questions
  • 6 Demo videos
  • 9 Achievements
  • 12 CPD hours / CE units
  • Digital Certification
  • FREE reference journal

Course Requirements

Haystack Essentials is suitable for complete beginners.

To complete this training you will only need internet access and a browser.

No prior knowledge of tagging is required; however it is beneficial to have knowledge of a HVAC or building environment.


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This course is both CPD and Fantom Factory certified.

Reach the final assessment and you will be eligible for a Continued Professional Development (CPD) certificate, valid around the world towards Continued Education (CE).

Pass the final assessment to be awarded the Fantom Factory Certificate of Excellence as proof of your new skills and knowledge.

Bonus Material

Our Haystack Essentials JOURNAL is awarded for FREE on completion of the course, to reference key notes and information from throughout the eLearning.


Reviewed on 1st April 2024
Scenarios and story, interactive questions, structure and pace, using SkySpark / Axon
Georgios Grigoriou

Project Haystack is the key to unlocking the value...
Reviewed on 29th March 2024
Scenarios and story, interactive questions, structure and pace

Project Haystack is the key to unlocking the value of the vast quantity of devices' data in the buildings. If you want to embrace the future of the "digital twin", learning Project Haystack is necessary.

Jinzhao Tian

We hear you Jinzhao!

Emma (Fantom Factory)

Reviewed on 19th March 2024
Alex Voll

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