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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 [...]

The Changing Role of the Building Operator

The Changing Role of the Building Operator Building Operators perform a variety of tasks in their roles nowadays. With the advancement of building technologies and automation, a role that was initially limited to general building maintenance and tending to tenant complaints, now includes responsibilities related to HVAC systems, BAS controls and even mechanical maintenance and [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Building Operations|0 Comments

Role of Smart Buildings to Counter Climate Change

Role of Smart Buildings to Counter Climate Change Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS) held their annual ‘An Inspired Future' event on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 with the goal of raising awareness on the impact of global warming and climate change to corporate management. The event focused on reminding the corporate world of their [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Data Analytics, Smart Buildings|0 Comments