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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 6 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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Employee Productivity Vs. Energy Savings: The 2-20-200 Rule

January 15, 2018 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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Building Automation Project in Silver Spring, MD

January 4, 2018 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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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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Intelligent Building Technology and Automation Trends for 2018

November 27, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

Led by North America, the global building automation systems (BAS) market, valued at $49.2 billion in 2016, is expected to reach a market value of $141.1 billion by the end of 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 11.1 percent during the forecast period (2017–2025), according to new research published earlier this month by Persistence Market Research. The global building automation systems market is…

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