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Is Building Automation Right For My Business?

August 18, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 5 minute read

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 3 minute read

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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Does Visualization Improve Building Management?

July 8, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

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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What is SkySpark Building Analytics?

April 25, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 2 minute read

SkySpark is an open analytics platform from SkyFoundry that automatically analyzes building data from sensors, automation systems, meters, and other smart devices to provide useful building insights.

SkySpark insights help facility managers, building owners, and business managers identify trends, issues, faults, correlations and opportunities for cost reduction or building improvements.

 

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12 Open Platform BAS Manufacturers

April 12, 2016 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 2 minute read

When it comes to building automation equipment, open platform equipment puts customers in the driver’s seat. Investing in open building control equipment gives consumers the largest variety of options in the long run.

What if a consumer wants to change vendors down the road? Or pick a different company to service their equipment? Closed platform equipment prevent these sorts of transitions,…

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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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