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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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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