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Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Building Automation Systems

November 13, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are typically classified as either proprietary (closed) or non-proprietary (open). Propriety 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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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 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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Distech Controls: Solutions that Reduce Energy Consumption

April 18, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 2 minute read

If your facility department has been charged with reducing operating costs in 2016, reducing energy consumption is a great place to start. Keep in mind that it’s never worth sacrificing employee comfort to save energy, because productivity has a much greater impact on the bottom line; however, there are ways to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing comfort.

Distech Controls has…

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Upgrading Johnson BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

April 17, 2019 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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Building Automation Project in Silver Spring, MD

April 17, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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

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Can a Trane BAS System Be Upgraded to Tridium?

March 6, 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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Energy Waste in Commercial Buildings

March 5, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

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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