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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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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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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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Can Data Analytics Help Create a Smart Building?

March 24, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

In today’s world of high technology, we are increasingly getting access to all kinds of real time and historical data. Much of this is from building automation systems that control HVAC, lighting, security, fire alarm, shading, water management, and energy management. But also data from external sources like utility providers, financial performance, production results, employee retention and…

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Independent Controls Contractor or HVAC Equipment Manufacturer?

October 14, 2015 By Midatlanticcontr 3 minute read

These days when controls construction professionals gather to discuss the state of the business this subject invariably comes up, namely should the design be based on an independent controls contractor or a HVAC equipment manufacturer who offers factory installed controls with factory branch office support and service?

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Will The 'Internet Of Things' Impact Buildings?

July 8, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

There’s still a lot of confusion surrounding the ‘Internet Of Things’ (IoT) and even more confusion surrounding how this concept will impact businesses. Building Automation is already experiencing industry wide changes spurring in this area and many more are on the way. Don't be overwhelmed, educate yourself. Although the concept can be a bit confusing, the 'Internet of Things' is going to have…

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Multi-Location BAS Integration for Facilities

May 11, 2015 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

For companies with large retail or office locations across a region or the entire country, facility management can easily become a logistical nightmare, especially when data isn’t being gathered consistently from location to location. Top level execs overseeing corporate facilities and energy use need to be able to understand the data being gathered to report expenditures and forecast future…

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