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A Building Automation System is a centralized system that uses Direct Digital Controls to run the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, security, fire and other equipment in a building.

The Need for more IT Expertise Among BAS Personnel

The Need for More IT Expertise Among BAS Personnel The Building Automation System (BAS) is a fundamental component of the modern building. BASs are increasingly becoming a component in a building’s local area network (LAN). However, BAS manufacturers and installers have not become sufficiently fluent with IT structures, security requirements, protocols [...]

Is Premature Failure of a Relatively New Chiller Always a Major Issue?

Is Premature Failure of a Relatively New Chiller Always a Major Issue? One of our client buildings had an unusual failure in a 7 year old 450 ton conventional, single compressor centrifugal chiller.  The failure was one in which an internal linkage broke, damaging the guide vanes and the compressor.  The [...]

Using the “Internet of Things” to Improve Building Performance

Using the “Internet of Things” to Improve Building Performance Our company has been using the “Internet of Things” to help building owners and managers improve the performance of buildings for about 14 years. Over that time blogs, webinars, seminars and articles on the subject really caught my eye as they were few [...]

Geothermal HVAC Systems: Pros and Cons

Geothermal HVAC Systems: Pros and Cons Every residential and commercial building needs an optimum balance of heating and cooling, throughout the year. A geothermal heating and cooling system uses the earth as a heat source during winters and a heat sink during summers. The heat sink or source could be the [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Building Automation System, HVAC|0 Comments

Can Smart Wearable Data be Used for Building Automation & Controls?

Can Smart Wearable Data be Used for Building Automation & Controls? Adoption of smart wearable devices by consumers has gained considerable traction over recent years and it appears this will increase into the foreseeable future. In the first quarter of 2016, shipment volumes of smart wearables increased over 65% over 2015. [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Building Automation System, Smart Buildings|0 Comments