Energy Waste in Commercial Buildings

April 18, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

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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Upgrading Johnson BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

December 11, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

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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Can a Trane BAS System Be Upgraded to Tridium?

December 5, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

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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Problems with Access Control Systems

September 7, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

The majority of access control problems stem from outdated equipment, keycards falling into the wrong hands, and a lack of integration with other building systems.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

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

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

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

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

July 14, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

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

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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