Building Automation Column

Building Automation

Energy Efficiency Challenges

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Sooner or later, the low-hanging fruit is picked. Then what?


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How Home Automation May Transform Building Automation

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Will a design cousin of the iPod take flight?


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Building Automation

Tipping Point For Fault Detection And Diagnostics?

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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California may be sowing the seeds of improved troubleshooting.
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Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats Deliver Smoother Upgrade

By Ron Wilkinson P.E., ASHRAE CPMP, LEED® AP
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Follow the engineer at a large hospital complex in Phoenix as he pursues less disruptive and less expensive ways to boost BAS performance and budget wellness, all in the name of patient comfort.
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Building Automation

Controls Specification Development

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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The right amount of detail is a moving target.
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BAS vs. PLC for HVAC Control

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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Let’s take the comparison shopping beyond data centers.
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ESCO 2.0 And Your Next Project

By Mr. Jack Mc Gowan, CEM and Leighton Wolffe
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From a collaborative effort to rebuild after World War II to “microgrids” and buildings selling back un-used electricity, the basic concept has gone under several names and come a long way. Here, the authors discuss how facilities pursuing high performance can make sense of the many energy-related services and programs to help finance capital improvement projects and infrastructure upgrades.
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VAV Box Flow Settings

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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The idea behind those minimums and maximums.
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Future of Lighting Control and LED Lighting

Ready for a solid-state bulb with an IP address?
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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There have been dramatic changes to the building controls market over the last 20 to 30 years. The “energy crisis” of the 1970s (along with the development of the microprocessor) sent the “Big 5” dominated pneumatics market into an energy management system (EMS) orbit that was joined by several dozen other manufacturers by the mid-1980s.
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Public Art Gallery AHU Trend Analysis

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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The $4,000/yr problem was not on display for, or even noticeable by, visitors and staff.
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