Can a Trane BMS System Be Upgraded to Tridium?

November 21, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

A major financial institution wanted to upgrade its existing Trane legacy control system.

 MACC offered them an option to upgrade their Trane system to current technology levels. 

The solution would also provide a clear path toward an open systems framework moving to the future.

MACC used the Tridium JACE product line to upgrade the existing Trane BMS at significant savings well below Trane’s…


Upgrading Johnson Controls BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

October 2, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 6 minute read

It’s entirely possible for JCI BAS system owners or property managers to upgrade their legacy system to a more updated and non-proprietary one like Tridium or J2 Innovations.

This migration can produce a far superior system that’s up to date with current technology and is capable of moving forward as technology improves in the future. Read on to learn more about the value and benefits you’ll get…


Problems with Access Control Systems

September 18, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Access control systems are supposed to create a more efficient way for authorized individuals to enter an otherwise restricted or controlled area—while creating a verifiable paper-trail record of entries and exits.

The vast majority of access control issues stem from:

  • Outdated equipment
  • Keycards falling into the wrong hands
  • Incorrect setup
  • Lack of integration with other building systems



Reducing Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

September 6, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Researchers at MIT estimate that commercial buildings account for 20% of all the energy used in the U.S., and as much as 30% of that goes to waste.

Energy usage is a business operating expense in commercial buildings. However, the productivity of the people inside is the real goal. 

Comfort and climate control are key aspects of maintaining productivity in an office building, but what if you…


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

January 12, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

There comes a time when it’s beneficial to update, upgrade, or replace older BAS equipment. All too often, building owners decide 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 technology without the high cost of replacing an entire BAS System. They can also help combat increasing…


COVID-19 Update: We Are Open for Business

March 24, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 1 minute read

To Our Valued Clients and Colleagues,

As our Mid-Atlantic Region feels the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the team at Mid-Atlantic Controls would like to take this opportunity to share the measures being taken as we continue to safely serve our community’s building automation needs.

As allowed by state law, we will continue to remain operational while maintaining the highest levels of care for…


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 is…


Distech Controls: Solutions that Reduce Energy Consumption

April 18, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 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 developed…


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.


How to Identify Energy Losses in a Medical Building

February 1, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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?

  • Hospitals use a greater amount of energy on a per-building basis than any other institution.
  • The industry spends a whopping $8.8 billion on…