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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 [...]

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

Top 5 Common Building Automation System (BAS) Issues

Top 5 Common Building Automation System (BAS) Issues The Building Automation System (BAS) could be considered the heart of the building. The automation of HVAC equipment is what keeps occupants and tenants comfortable and this is one of the factors that has a direct effect on productivity and performance. Having dealt with many different [...]

Meaningful Data Analysis: Critical to Realizing Business Objectives

Meaningful Data Analysis: Critical to Realizing Business Objectives Sunday evening is normally when many of us start stressing about the much dreaded Monday morning. On one particular Sunday evening, a property manager at one of our client buildings forwarded us an email that he received from the Natural Gas provider for one of the buildings in his portfolio. This was an automated email stating that for one particular building, the Natural Gas flow for the month of July was above the Natural Gas ‘baseline’ by 20%. Since our client is committed to reducing the carbon footprint and energy consumption of all the buildings he manages, the suggestion of an increase in gas consumption by 20% really set off the alarm bells. Obviously concerned about the operation of his building, our client asked Dimax what immediate measures should be taken at the building to solve the problem. […]

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