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Can Tridium Academy Help Advance a BAS Career?

December 14, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

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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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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Benefits to Working with an Independent BAS Contractor

November 10, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

As an independent contractor, Mid-Atlantic Controls represents a variety of control products and systems. As advocates of open systems, our commitment is to our customers.

We provide the right system based on customer’s needs – from HVAC to advanced building automation systems. Our goals are to provide performance-based systems that maintain comfort and control while delivering return on…

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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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Upgrading Old BAS Equipment

October 7, 2016 By Midatlanticcontr

MACC helps customers extend the life of the BAS that they have already purchased (either from us or another vendor) and help them preserve as much of their initial investment into their BAS as possible or practical. Technology is constantly changing and staying current can be tough and expensive and consequently it may not be practical. We show our customers a migration path that allows them to…

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Is Building Automation Right For My Business?

August 18, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

Many business owners avoid installing a new building automation or energy management system, because they either have a preconceived idea of what they're going to get or don't fully understand the benefits. Every situation is different and there is no clear solution that will fit every business.

As a business owner or director of facilities, we recommend sitting down with a few BAS…

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What Is ENVYSION?

August 3, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls

ENVYSION is a visual, web-based building management system created by Distech Controls to integrate with open platform building automation systems and various building features. The visualization of building data helps management and facility managers make faster and better decisions when it comes to managing a commercial building.

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10 Benefits of Scheduled BAS Maintenance Contracts

July 20, 2016 By Midatlanticcontr

Scheduled maintenance is one of the best ways to gain greater control over your facility, optimize equipment, create system efficiencies, provide a fixed budget and reduce your current operating costs. When a professional service technician maintains your control system, your facilities team can focus on their jobs and worry less about the building control systems. Unlike many service…

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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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