How Much Does a Building Management System Cost?

December 6, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

There are a few significant factors that facility managers need to consider when determining the building management system price:

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

One important consideration is understanding that an open, non-proprietary building management system (BMS) platform…


Can a Trane BMS System Be Upgraded to Tridium?

November 21, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

A major financial institution wanted to upgrade its existing Trane legacy control system.

 MACC offered them an option to upgrade their Trane system to current technology levels. 

The solution would also provide a clear path toward an open systems framework moving to the future.

MACC used the Tridium JACE product line to upgrade the existing Trane BMS at significant savings well below Trane’s…


5 Hospital Energy Conservation Tips & Strategies

October 13, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Facility managers across all industries face challenges in reducing energy costs while maintaining their buildings. 

This is mainly because facility managers are also responsible for the health and safety of the building's occupants. 

Hospitals are complicated to maintain because they require high indoor air environmental quality (IAQ) standards, especially in operating rooms. Implementing…


Problems with Building Automation Systems

October 13, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

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

There are three simple tips for avoiding BMS problems:

  • Perform Regular Maintenance
  • Get a Legacy Upgrade
  • Avoid Proprietary BAS Systems

How to…


Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Building Management Systems

October 12, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Building Management Systems (BMS) 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.

In contrast, non-proprietary building control systems can integrate with various equipment manufacturers and software platforms. They also offer a wide range…


Upgrading Johnson Controls BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

October 2, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 6 minute read

It’s entirely possible for JCI BAS system owners or property managers to upgrade their legacy system to a more updated and non-proprietary one like Tridium or J2 Innovations.

This migration can produce a far superior system that’s up to date with current technology and is capable of moving forward as technology improves in the future. Read on to learn more about the value and benefits you’ll get…


Problems with Access Control Systems

September 18, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Access control systems are supposed to create a more efficient way for authorized individuals to enter an otherwise restricted or controlled area—while creating a verifiable paper-trail record of entries and exits.

The vast majority of access control issues stem from:

  • Outdated equipment
  • Keycards falling into the wrong hands
  • Incorrect setup
  • Lack of integration with other building systems



Reducing Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

September 6, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Researchers at MIT estimate that commercial buildings account for 20% of all the energy used in the U.S., and as much as 30% of that goes to waste.

Energy usage is a business operating expense in commercial buildings. However, the productivity of the people inside is the real goal. 

Comfort and climate control are key aspects of maintaining productivity in an office building, but what if you…


How To Make a Commercial Building More Energy Efficient with a BAS

August 2, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 7 minute read

Facility managers today have access to a wide variety of ways to improve overall energy efficiency within their buildings. 


Guide to Intelligent Building Management Systems

July 28, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Intelligent building management systems represent the latest frontier in the ever-increasing integration and automation of building control systems. Let’s break down what an intelligent building management solution is and what it can do for your facility.