Authors Note: I want to thank Paul Ehrlich for his years of dedication to this column, and I am excited to be able to provide readers with my building automation thoughts, insights, etc., on a monthly basis.
Sometimes it does pay to sweat the small stuff. Data availability might vary depending simply on where you’re accessing it. Not only selection but placement of your sensors and transmitters can influence their effectiveness and response time. Bearing down on such details on the BMS side can yield long-term results for your cooling goals.
The people adapting and modifying new technology for fun yesterday will be shaping the building automation offerings of tomorrow. The differences in outlook and output will not be minor. Take a look at what the future might hold for facilities, consulting firms, and manufacturers.
Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Australia, is an internationally acclaimed health care provider that uses advanced technologies and medical devices to enhance patient care. Officials call it one of the first “smart” digital hospitals in the Indian Ocean region.
The high-profile equipment involves an efficient, resilient trigeneration plant to provide heating, cooling, and power service. However, UConn’s most critical asset may be its forward-thinking, campus-wide energy strategy. Read more stories in June Issue 2017.