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How Much Does a Building Automation System Cost?

September 10, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 6 minute read

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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Problems with Building Automation Systems

August 27, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Just like any other building system or technology, Building Automation Systems are prone to aging and will eventually need to be replaced, fixed or upgraded over time. Similar to an HVAC or plumbing system, building control equipment has a finite lifespan that varies based on quality, use and care.

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Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Building Automation Systems

July 15, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are typically classified as either proprietary (closed) or non-proprietary (open). Proprietary systems integrate exclusively with equipment and software produced by the company that manufactured the system, while non-proprietary building control systems can integrate with a variety of different equipment manufacturers and software platforms. As advocates for…

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Upgrading Johnson BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

May 5, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

For those JCI BAS system owners or property managers that are interested in migrating or upgrading their legacy Johnson Controls BAS systems to a more updated and non-proprietary control system like Tridium, or J2 Innovations, the process is completely possible. This migration can produce a system that is far superior, up to date with current technology, and capable of moving forward as…

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COVID-19 Update: We Are Open for Business

March 24, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 1 minute read

To Our Valued Clients and Colleagues,

As our Mid-Atlantic Region feels the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the team at Mid-Atlantic Controls would like to take this opportunity to share the measures being taken as we continue to safely serve our community’s building automation needs.

As allowed by state law, we will continue to remain operational while maintaining the highest levels of care…

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

November 12, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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

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Can a Trane BAS System Be Upgraded to Tridium?

August 12, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

When a major financial institution wanted an option to upgrade their existing Trane legacy control system MACC presented them with an option that would both upgrade the Trane system to current technology levels but would allow them a clear path toward an open systems framework moving to the future.

MACC used the Tridium JACE product line to upgrade the existing Trane BAS at a significant…

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Can Tridium Academy Help Advance a BAS Career?

June 2, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Thinking of making a career change? Or perhaps, you’re just getting out of school and are looking for a promising career field? Have you thought about becoming a building automation systems (BAS) technician or a BAS technical services representative?

The field for building automation jobs is wide open, and recruiters are looking for strong non-entry-level technician candidates in particular.…

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BAS for a Large Shopping Mall in Auburn Hills, MI

May 15, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 6 minute read

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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BAS Security for Tridium Equipment

April 30, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

As technology continues to improve we are finding more reasons to integrate related systems like BAS, lighting and shade systems, security/card access, video, fire alarm, etc. And with these integrations the ability to have remote access to those systems is moving past desirable to essential.

But for many users, they have not secured their systems in even the most obvious ways, much less what…

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