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Can a Trane BAS System Be Upgraded to Tridium?

March 6, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

When a major financial institution wanted an option to upgrade their existing Trane legacy control system MACC presented them with an option that would both upgrade the Trane system to current technology levels but would allow them a clear path toward an open systems framework moving to the future.

MACC used the Tridium JACE product line to upgrade the existing Trane BAS at a significant…

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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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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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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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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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Will The 'Internet Of Things' Impact Buildings?

July 8, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

There’s still a lot of confusion surrounding the ‘Internet Of Things’ (IoT) and even more confusion surrounding how this concept will impact businesses. Building Automation is already experiencing industry wide changes spurring in this area and many more are on the way. Don't be overwhelmed, educate yourself. Although the concept can be a bit confusing, the 'Internet of Things' is going to…

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Is Your Facilities Team Mobile Yet?

June 10, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 2 minute read

85% of facility managers oversee more than one physical location and many oversee dozens over vast regions. Facility teams are generally responsible for cutting building costs and reducing energy use, but doing so is nearly impossible without direct access to energy usage data and the right set of energy reduction tools.

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