On June 30, 2021, the Niagara AX platform reached its “end of life.” It’s being replaced by the more efficient and highly secure Niagara N4 platform. If you’re still running Niagara AX, there are a few notable changes that you should be aware of:
Facility managers today have access to a wide variety of ways to improve overall energy efficiency within their buildings.
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.
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.
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.
Facility managers across all industries face challenges in reducing energy costs while maintaining their buildings. This is largely due to the fact that facility managers are also responsible for the health and safety of the building's occupants.
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.
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…
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.