Building Automation Column

Building Automation

Tipping Point For Fault Detection And Diagnostics?

November 1, 2012
California may be sowing the seeds of improved troubleshooting.
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Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats Deliver Smoother Upgrade

October 31, 2012
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

October 19, 2012
The right amount of detail is a moving target.
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BAS vs. PLC for HVAC Control

October 2, 2012
Let’s take the comparison shopping beyond data centers.
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ESCO 2.0 And Your Next Project

June 27, 2012
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

February 27, 2012
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?
February 1, 2012
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

January 13, 2012
The $4,000/yr problem was not on display for, or even noticeable by, visitors and staff.
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In-House BAS Expertise

January 12, 2012
Should your facility step up its staff? Consider these tiers.
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Where Is The BAS Industry Going?

November 1, 2011
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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