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Energy Waste in Commercial Buildings

March 5, 2019 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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Employee Productivity Vs. Energy Savings: The 2-20-200 Rule

January 15, 2018 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Here's what you need to know about Employee Comfort Vs. Employee Productivity, LEED, and Environment...

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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 Building Automation Systems

November 15, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Just like any other building system or technology, Building Automation Systems are prone to aging and will eventually need to be replaced, fixed or upgraded over time. Similar to an HVAC or plumbing system, building control equipment has a finite lifespan that varies based on quality, use and care.

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Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Building Automation Systems

November 10, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are typically classified as either proprietary (closed) or non-proprietary (open). Propriety systems integrate exclusively with equipment and software produced by the company that manufactured the system, while non-proprietary building control systems can integrate with a variety of different equipment manufacturers and software platforms. As advocates for…

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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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What Are the Best New Total Room Automation (TRA) Features?

March 27, 2017 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

In March 2017, ISH, the world’s leading trade fair hosted in Frankfurt, Germany, showcased cutting-edge technology in building, energy, and air conditioning. Acknowledging that people now spend nearly 90% of their lives in buildings, the developers and designers who flock to ISH understand that a building should combine comfort, security and beauty in a cost-effective and…

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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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