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Benefits of Upgrading a Legacy BMS

April 18, 2022 By Midatlanticcontr 3 minute read

Building technology is constantly changing, and staying current can be tricky, expensive, and frequently impractical. Upgrading your legacy BMS system to a more open and modern one will help extend its lifespan while preserving as much of the initial investment as possible.

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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…

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Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Building Automation Systems

November 10, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are typically classified as either proprietary (closed) or non-proprietary (open). Proprietary 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 open…

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Problems with Building Automation Systems

August 27, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

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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Upgrading Johnson Controls BAS to Tridium or J2 Innovations

May 5, 2020 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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Employee Productivity Vs. Energy Savings: The 2-20-200 Rule

November 12, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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

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Can a Trane BAS System Be Upgraded to Tridium?

August 12, 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 savings…

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Can Tridium Academy Help Advance a BAS Career?

June 2, 2019 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Thinking of making a career change? Or perhaps, you’re just getting out of school and are looking for a promising career field? Have you thought about becoming a building automation systems (BAS) technician or a BAS technical services representative?

The field for building automation jobs is wide open, and recruiters are looking for strong non-entry-level technician candidates in particular.…

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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 is…

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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…

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