Do Building Automation Systems Use Weather Forecasts?

July 10, 2024 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

As a building manager, you’re likely familiar with the savings and benefits fully automated building functions can bring to your property. Today’s highly integrated building automation systems (BAS) link multiple sensors with systems control equipment to optimize heating, cooling, and ventilation, delivering savings on energy, maintenance, and longer equipment life.


How to Design a Smart Building

July 3, 2024 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 7 minute read

Smart buildings use a range of advanced technologies to deliver safe, comfortable, and finely controlled environments for occupants. For building managers, smart buildings offer a chance to deliver added value to tenants, owners, and investors while keeping costs low and expenses predictable. 


8 Smart Buildings IoT Applications for Property Management Groups

May 22, 2024 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 7 minute read

If you’re a property management group trying to make your commercial or residential stock more profitable, you’re probably already on the lookout for better ways to control your costs while adding features that current or future tenants will value.


How to Integrate Your HVAC System into Your Building Automation

March 21, 2024 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 7 minute read

HVAC systems are a big deal when it comes to energy efficiency and conservation, but will a new or existing HVAC system play nicely with your Building Automation System (BAS)? 

It depends a lot on the age and integration readiness of your HVAC, your BAS, and your building, and the specific needs of your tenants or occupants. Much of it also boils down to choosing a knowledgeable, experienced…


Tridium Releases the JACE 9000 Upgrade

December 1, 2023 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 1 minute read

Mid-Atlantic Controls is excited to announce that Tridium has officially released the JACE 9000! This highly-anticipated release represents a significant upgrade to Building Management System hardware and is optimized for the Niagara Framework. The JACE 9000 Controller builds on the components of the JACE 8000 and includes several new features.


The Ultimate Guide to the Niagara Framework

November 29, 2023 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 9 minute read

Digital controls, IoT sensors, and other modern building management technologies make it easy to get the most out of your systems. However, these advanced options could be out of reach unless you’ve integrated your building management system (BMS).

Tridium’s Niagara Framework is a truly “open” building management platform. It combines mechanical and electrical systems from any manufacturer into a…


Building Management Systems vs. Building Automation Systems

November 29, 2023 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

The world of building facility managers is rife with acronyms and jargon. Two terms that often cause confusion are Building Management Systems (BMS) and Building Automation Systems (BAS).


What is a Building Automation System?

August 4, 2023 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 6 minute read

In every industry, people often use certain terms while giving little consideration to what they mean. One such phrase is “building automation system”. How often have you heard this industry term thrown into a facilities-related discussion?

For those unfamiliar with these systems, the concept can be a bit confusing. What exactly is “building automation,” and what does it include? Read on to learn…


How the Internet of Things Is Unlocking the Future of Intelligent Building Design

June 27, 2023 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 7 minute read

The power of the “Internet of Things” to unlock intelligent building features is here and more than likely already appearing in a comfortable, well-lit space near you now. Now that seamless connectivity of smart devices is a reality, we look at how the Internet of Things impacts building management system (BMS) design today and creates new possibilities for tomorrow. 


Improving Energy Efficiency for Large Buildings and Campuses

June 21, 2023 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 8 minute read

1. Energy Management Problems in Shopping Malls

2. Energy Management for College Campuses

3. Energy Saving Tips For Hospitals

Respect Your Legacy, Look to the Future

If you are the manager of a large building complex or campus, you’ll know how hard it is to balance complex tenant and occupant needs with effective cost controls and increasingly stringent environmental targets.