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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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How Much Does a Building Automation System Cost?

September 6, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 6 minute read

For facility managers looking at the cost of a new building automation system, there are some major factors to consider.

Factors that go into determining the cost of a building automation system include;

  • Size (total square footage)
  • Type of building (s)
  • Integratable systems like lighting, HVAC, fire, security and access control
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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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Is BAS Maintenance Really that Important?

December 22, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Having regular maintenance performed on your BAS equipment is important and necessary. A regular maintenance schedule will keep your equipment up to date. You’ll find that your BAS equipment will have fewer unexpected, costly problems, which will, in term, save your organization time and money and help avoid BAS problems.

Let’s take a moment to look at the benefits of BAS maintenance and what…

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Benefits of Integrating BAS in Multi-Location Companies

December 12, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Imagine all the things you could do if you had the technology and connectivity to design a custom-made building automation system (BAS) exactly as you’d like. Are you the manager or supervisor of many facilities that sprawl over multiple locations? If so, then it’s time to consider integrating BAS across your facilities. Let’s imagine how an integrated system could revolutionize the way your…

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