How To Reduce Energy Consumption In Buildings

November 13, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

 

The potential energy savings within commercial buildings today are enormous. This is especially true when looking at how much energy is being wasted and how much of that could be reduced by creating smarter buildings.

Facility managers who are taking advantage of the latest building automation and building management systems are reaping incredible energy savings in many areas, including…

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Uncover And Fix Control System Problems

October 17, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Facility managers have much to contend with in keeping operations running smoothly.

From HVAC and lighting to the multitude of other systems within a building such as security, fire alarm, and access control, they have a great deal to manage.

But, with the great advances in technology that have gone on over the past few years, many facility managers today are using modern building automation…

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How Much Does a Building Automation System Cost?

September 6, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

For facility managers looking at the cost of a new building automation system, there are some major factors to consider.

Factors that go into determining the cost of a building automation system include;

  • Size (total square footage)
  • Type of building (s)
  • Integratable systems like lighting, HVAC, fire, security and access control
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Energy Waste in Commercial Buildings

April 18, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Researchers at MIT estimate commercial buildings account for 20% of all the energy used in the U.S. and concludes that as much as 30% of that energy is wasted. In commercial buildings, energy is an expense of business operation and the productivity of people is the real goal. Comfort and climate control are a key aspect of maintaining productivity in an office building, but what if you could…

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BAS for a Large Shopping Mall in Auburn Hills, MI

March 22, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Contractor keeps it business as usual for retailers while walking timeline tightrope to bring $1.2 million project in on time and on budget.

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Budgeting for a BAS Legacy Upgrade

March 8, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Budgeting for a complete building automation system (BAS) upgrade may seem like a daunting task, especially when looking at the costs associated with moving from an existing legacy system to a modern BAS. But as many facility managers are finding out, the savings they are missing out on by not upgrading may far outweigh the initial costs to upgrade, or at least begin the process.

And if a…

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How Big Does a Building Need to be for BAS to Make Sense?

February 13, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

When thinking about whether to install a Building Automation System, BAS, you have to ask: Is it a good idea to install BAS in your building? The first response is to say, “Yes, always!” But no that’s not the case. You need to be wary of companies that claim that a full BAS suite is necessary for every organization. It’s not. Sometimes an IoT-controlled system may be better; other times,…

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IOT - Latest Intelligent Building Technology Features

February 1, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

The future for intelligent building design is bright. This is a field that beckons innovation and offers room for growth. At present, only 10% of all US buildings have any sort of intelligent design and that’s usually only to control the HVAC system. This one statistic promises that automating the remaining 90% holds limitless options for integration. The move toward a world where all…

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Employee Productivity Vs. Energy Savings: The 2-20-200 Rule

January 15, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Here's what you need to know about Employee Comfort Vs. Employee Productivity, LEED, and Environment...

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Building Automation Project in Silver Spring, MD

January 4, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Control systems contractor coolly brings 89-unit HVAC and lighting project in ahead of schedule.

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