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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Is BAS Maintenance Really that Important?

December 22, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Having regular maintenance performed on your BAS equipment is important and necessary. A regular maintenance schedule will keep your equipment up to date. You’ll find that your BAS equipment will have fewer unexpected, costly problems, which will, in term, save your organization time and money and help avoid BAS problems.

Let’s take a moment to look at the benefits of BAS maintenance and what…

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Benefits of Integrating BAS in Multi-Location Companies

December 12, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Imagine all the things you could do if you had the technology and connectivity to design a custom-made building automation system (BAS) exactly as you’d like. Are you the manager or supervisor of many facilities that sprawl over multiple locations? If so, then it’s time to consider integrating BAS across your facilities. Let’s imagine how an integrated system could revolutionize the way your…

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Upgrading Johnson BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

December 11, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

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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