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Distech Controls: Solutions that Reduce Energy Consumption

April 18, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 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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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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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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Hospital Energy Saving Tips & Techniques

December 18, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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.

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How To Improve Energy Efficiency In Buildings

November 27, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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

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How To Reduce Energy Consumption In Buildings

November 13, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

 

The potential energy savings within commercial buildings today are enormous. This is especially true when looking at how much energy is being wasted and how much of that could be reduced by creating smarter buildings.

Facility managers who are taking advantage of the latest building automation and building management systems are reaping incredible energy savings in many areas, including…

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Uncover And Fix Control System Problems

October 17, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Facility managers have much to contend with in keeping operations running smoothly.

From HVAC and lighting to the multitude of other systems within a building such as security, fire alarm, and access control, they have a great deal to manage.

But, with the great advances in technology that have gone on over the past few years, many facility managers today are using modern building automation…

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Budgeting for a BAS Legacy Upgrade

March 8, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 7 minute read

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 5 minute read

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 4 minute read

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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