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Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Building Automation Systems

November 13, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are typically classified as either proprietary (closed) or non-proprietary (open). Propriety 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…

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BAS Security for Tridium Equipment

April 30, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

As technology continues to improve we are finding more reasons to integrate related systems like BAS, lighting and shade systems, security/card access, video, fire alarm, etc. And with these integrations the ability to have remote access to those systems is moving past desirable to essential.

But for many users, they have not secured their systems in even the most obvious ways, much less what…

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5 Energy Management Challenges With Shopping Malls

August 16, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

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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7 Problems with Managing a Hotel Environment

October 19, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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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5 Signs Your Building Control System Is Ready for a Legacy Upgrade

July 14, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 2 minute read

From time to time it’s beneficial to update, upgrade, or replace BAS equipment, just like you would do for any other environmental component or electrical equipment in your building. All too often building owners make the decision to entirely replace their BAS System without even considering the possibility of a legacy upgrade. Legacy upgrades help building owners reap the benefits of newer…

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12 Open Platform BAS Manufacturers

April 12, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 2 minute read

When it comes to building automation equipment, open platform equipment puts customers in the driver’s seat. Investing in open building control equipment gives consumers the largest variety of options in the long run.

What if a consumer wants to change vendors down the road? Or pick a different company to service their equipment? Closed platform equipment prevent these sorts of transitions,…

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3 Tips to Conserve Energy in 2016

December 18, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

The end of the year and winter are upon us, and tax season is right around the corner. Small businesses across the country are reviewing their year-end books and starting to plan for ways to reduce operational costs in 2016. Saving money on energy is a great place to start, but keep in mind that employees are a business’ most valuable asset as well as expense. Anything your business does to…

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Energy Strategies for College Campuses

August 26, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Today’s campuses look very different than they did 20 and 30 years ago. The millennial generation cares about the environment, energy use, greening efforts and even organic food, so there’s no reason to suspect these trends will end as the last of this generation phases out of their college years. Colleges and universities have to care about these issues if they want to attract future…

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Multi-Location BAS Integration for Facilities

May 11, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

For companies with large retail or office locations across a region or the entire country, facility management can easily become a logistical nightmare, especially when data isn’t being gathered consistently from location to location. Top level execs overseeing corporate facilities and energy use need to be able to understand the data being gathered to report expenditures and forecast future…

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