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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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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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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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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 Access Control Systems

September 7, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

The majority of access control problems stem from outdated equipment, keycards falling into the wrong hands, and a lack of integration with other building systems. To some degree, all three issues might be causing problems.

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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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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?

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MACC Gives to West Virginia Flood Victims

November 30, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 1 minute read

On June 30, 2016, our neighbors in the west (West Virginia to be exact) experienced what is now considered one of the worst floods in the state's history. Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding across the state. 23 lives were taken.

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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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