Building Automation

Building Automation

The Lighting/BAS Convergence, Cont’d.

For most buildings, it will be a question not of if, but when.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Both new and existing building projects should have lighting control provided, either as part of a standalone system or, ideally, integrated as part of the BAS. But we often find that there are many reasons automated lighting control is not provided, ranging from simple economics to frustration with the programming and support of these systems.
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Building Automation Evolution

In our data-rich world, the next big leap is just getting off the ground.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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There are many elements to a BAS. Of course, the ability to control systems through direct digital control (DDC) is always a require-ment, but ideally, we expect these systems to be much more.
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The Challenges Of Federal Government Procurement

With a collaborative design approach and the choice to forego networking protocols, this nuclear facility’s controls upgrade points toward an atypical alternate for success.
By Kevin Brooks
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The procurement process used by the U.S. government (or its contractor) can follow one of several different paths. Usually, an equipment specification is written that contains performance criteria and other requirements. A solicitation is then released and potential sellers competitively bid for the work.
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Data Centers and VAV Design Opportunities

Read about various examples — from a 40,000-sq-ft raised-floor environment to a 5,000-sq-ft facility within a facility — to get a good view of the battlefield and make your next campaign against heat and inefficiency a little smarter.
By Edward P. Geraghty, P.E.
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The range of HVAC design options associated with the various types of data centers has expanded and evolved over the past 30 years in order to keep pace with the wide array of server transformations and deployment strategies.
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BAS and Cybersecurity

Don’t stop working to stay ahead while the industry catches up.
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During the President’s recent State of the Union address, one of the key initiatives identified dealt with the issue of cybersecurity. This was supported by a new White House initiative focused on protecting critical infrastructure from attacks. 


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The Importance Of Measurement And Feedback

We won’t open greater system potential until the feedback loop is closed.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Bill Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, has dedicated his time and efforts toward running the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Controls Goals: Collecting Connection Communities

By Ken Sinclair
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Technology-based communities are evolving swiftly in terms of both nature and influence. Here, the owner of his own popular BAS connection community chats with other industry leaders in advance of his free AHR sessions in Dallas.


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HVAC on the Aisles

By ES Staff
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Once again, we bring you an advance peek of what will be on the floor when AHR Expo attendees arrive in Dallas late this month. Attendees and non-attendees alike can also browse a treasure trove of info at www.ahrexpo.com. But for now, enjoy a snapshot drawn straight from the exhibitors themselves.


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Building Performance Monitoring And Metrics: Putting Building Data To Work

By Thomas E. Anderson, CCP and Jennifer L. Chiodo, LEED® AP BD+C
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Valuable insights for dealing with cooling plants, air handling, and hydronics lead up to some
startling commissioning experience with reported kW values.


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Documenting Integrated HVAC Controls

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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When it comes to manual labor, the buck needs to stop somewhere.
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