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Upgrading Johnson BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

December 9, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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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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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Distech Controls: Solutions that Reduce Energy Consumption

April 18, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 2 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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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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Problems with Building Automation Systems

November 15, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Just like any other building system or technology, Building Automation Systems are prone to aging and will eventually need to be replaced, fixed or upgraded over time. Similar to an HVAC or plumbing system, building control equipment has a finite lifespan that varies based on quality, use and care.

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What Is a Building Automation System?

October 30, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 7 minute read

In every industry, people often band around terms and phrases while not giving much consideration to what those terms actually mean. One such phrase is “building automation system.” How often have you heard this industry term thrown into a facilities related discussion?

For those that don’t work on, or deal with, these systems, the concept can be a bit confusing and convoluted. What is…

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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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Is Building Automation Right For My Business?

August 18, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

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 2 minute read

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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