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

April 7, 2021 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. 

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How To Preserve Your Equipment With Building Automation Maintenance

April 2, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

The goal of any maintenance program is to extend your equipment’s life and avoid costly breakdowns. When it comes to building management, an automation system that monitors and controls systems (such as temperature, lighting, and security) can support facility maintenance and help keep tenants comfortable and safe.

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5 Mechanical & Electrical Problems A Maintenance System Can “See” That You Can’t (But Need To)

April 2, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Building systems, such as HVAC, consist of thousands of components that work together to keep occupants comfortable and safe. Preventative maintenance helps ensure all these pieces stay in good condition, through inspecting and checking for worn parts.

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How To Uncover (And Fix) Control System Issues In Real-Time

February 16, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

There’s always the potential for control system issues to arise, in older facilities and even in new construction. From faulty sensors to loose plugs, addressing the small issues within a building automation system (BAS) could stop big problems from developing later on.

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Spotlight: University of Richmond Gets a Facilities System Upgrade

January 7, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Mid-Atlantic Controls Corporation (MACC) installs, services, and repairs building control systems for a range of applications and clients, including building automation for colleges/universities.

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Case Study - Building Automation for a National Operation Center (NOC)

December 7, 2020 By Midatlanticcontr 3 minute read

Major U.S. Banking Institution Streamlines Data Integration at their National Operations Center using Tridium Vykon

How Mid-Atlantic Controls successfully upgraded national-level facility controls despite minimal on-site access

Mid-Atlantic Controls Corporation (MACC) installs, services, and repairs control systems for a range of applications and clients, including building automation for…

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Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Building Automation Systems

November 10, 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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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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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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