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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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Does Visualization Improve Building Management?

July 8, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

One thing almost all facility managers have in common is a serious lack of time. When you manage a large facility or commercial building, there seems to be no end to what can go wrong and what has to be done.

The tunnel vision generated by putting out one fire after another can sometimes leave big picture thinking, strategizing, and planning with a lot to be desired. For many, there just isn’t…

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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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Independent Controls Contractor or HVAC Equipment Manufacturer?

October 14, 2015 By Midatlanticcontr 3 minute read

These days when controls construction professionals gather to discuss the state of the business this subject invariably comes up, namely should the design be based on an independent controls contractor or a HVAC equipment manufacturer who offers factory installed controls with factory branch office support and service?

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Data Center Energy Challenges

September 24, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

According to information released by the White House, data centers consume approximately 2% of all the energy used in the U.S. or about 100 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. It takes an enormous amount of energy run these facilities, but it takes almost as much energy to keep all those servers cool.

While data centers across the world are experimenting with a variety of cooling…

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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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Why Facilities Should Consider Open BAS

August 12, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Our Technical Services Manager, Marshall Nesgoda, is passionate about the benefits of open protocol BAS equipment. Working in the BAS industry for nearly two decades and growing up with a father that served as a Facilities Manager for more than seventy buildings has given Marshall extensive exposure to most of the BAS systems manufacturers, current and past. If you’re in the process of…

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Building Automation In Houses Of Worship

July 22, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 2 minute read

Churches and buildings being used for worship ceremonies present very unique challenges for building automation, as well as great opportunities in the way of energy management. While churches often have large open spaces that require a great deal of energy to heat or cool, the main chapel or worship room usually only gets used a few times a week. A building automation system is a great way to…

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