Upgrading Johnson BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

December 11, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

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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Problems with Access Control Systems

September 7, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

The majority of access control problems stem from outdated equipment, keycards falling into the wrong hands, and a lack of integration with other building systems. To some degree, all three issues might be causing problems.

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5 Energy Management Challenges With Shopping Malls

August 16, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

When it comes to energy management and building control systems in shopping malls, cost effectiveness and simplicity are the two most important factors to take into consideration.

Heating and cooling several hundred thousand or even several million square feet of space isn’t easy or cheap, which is why improvements in energy management can have massive impacts on the bottom line.

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What Are the Best New Total Room Automation (TRA) Features?

March 27, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

In March 2017, ISH, the world’s leading trade fair hosted in Frankfurt, Germany, showcased cutting-edge technology in building, energy, and air conditioning. Acknowledging that people now spend nearly 90% of their lives in buildings, the developers and designers who flock to ISH understand that a building should combine comfort, security and beauty in a cost-effective and…

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How to Identify Energy Losses in a Medical Building

February 1, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Does your hospital have energy problems? Is your medical facility losing energy, but you can’t pinpoint why? Energy loss is a common problem with large structures and institutions that have several buildings. What are some of the causes of these losses?

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Can Tridium Academy Help Advance a BAS Career?

December 14, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Thinking of making a career change? Or perhaps, you’re just getting out of school and are looking for a promising career field? Have you thought about becoming a building automation systems (BAS) technician or a BAS technical services representative?

The field for building automation jobs is wide open, and recruiters are looking for strong non-entry-level technician candidates in particular.…

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MACC Gives to West Virginia Flood Victims

November 30, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

On June 30, 2016, our neighbors in the west (West Virginia to be exact) experienced what is now considered one of the worst floods in the state's history. Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding across the state. 23 lives were taken.

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7 Problems with Managing a Hotel Environment

October 19, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Overseeing facilities management at a large hotel or resort can be quite challenging. Facility managers deal with a large spectrum of issues that are unrelated to managing a hotel environment, and many are forced to juggle a lot of responsibilities that take time away from big picture strategy and long-term planning.

In this article, we’ve identified a few of the environment-related challenges…

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Is Building Automation Right For My Business?

August 18, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Many business owners avoid installing a new building automation or energy management system, because they either have a preconceived idea of what they're going to get or don't fully understand the benefits. Every situation is different and there is no clear solution that will fit every business.

As a business owner or director of facilities, we recommend sitting down with a few BAS…

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What Is ENVYSION?

August 3, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

ENVYSION is a visual, web-based building management system created by Distech Controls to integrate with open platform building automation systems and various building features. The visualization of building data helps management and facility managers make faster and better decisions when it comes to managing a commercial building.

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