Articles Tagged with ''controls''

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Impact Of ASHRAE 90.1 On Controls And BAS Design

As states adopt more stringent energy codes, here is what you need to know.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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In an effort to improve energy efficiency for commercial buildings, ASHRAE, IES, ANSI, and the DOE have been working diligently to increase the stringency of state energy codes.
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Cylon Energy acquires American Auto-Matrix

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Cylon Energy Inc. announced it will purchase American Auto-Matrix, a manufacturer of building automation systems and critical environments controls.


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Controls Optimization: No Longer Optional

Updated codes continue the push for better controls work as high performance edges further into the mainstream.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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At one time, it might have been acceptable to view controls as a “necessary evil” with little attention given to the details of design including sequences and commissioning
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Unsampled Systems

Choosing not to sample every system can be a gamble, but here are some ways to lower your risk.
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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Over the past two months, this column has addressed the issue of sampling systems for field functional performance testing
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Trane ‘Acceleration Now’ tour launches in April

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Trane has announced that it is hitting the road in 2014 to bring its commercial HVAC products to building owners and operators, architects, and engineers across North America.


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Room Control: Distech Controls

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Distech Controls has introduced its Integrated Room Control (IRC) solution for the control of HVAC room terminal equipment (BACnet® or LONWORKS®), lighting, and shades. The company says this modular solution achieves the highest level of comfort for occupants while increasing operating cost savings for local or room applications, such as offices, patient rooms, dorms, and more.


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Functional Performance Test Sampling

Testing it all typically isn’t an option. How to determine what (and how many) to check?
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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In the standard commissioning process, there are two primary technical activities that occur on site at the end of construction and prior to systems acceptance by the owner.
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Letters To The Editor

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I just read (Rebecca Ellis’s) article in the May 2013 issue of Engineered Systems magazine (“The Importance of MEP Coordination”).
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Danfoss names EnVisioneer of the Year

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 Danfoss has named supermarket chain Winn-Dixie as the winner of its fourth annual EnVisioneer of the Year Award.


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Building controls: Reliable Controls

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Reliable Controls has released the MACH-ProPoint Output (MPP-O) expansion module, a flexible solution ideal for applications with large output requirements. Featuring 16 universal outputs, the MPP-O provides maximum output flexibility.


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