Building Automation Column

Public Art Gallery AHU Trend Analysis

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

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

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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Building Automation - Part 2: VFDS AND BAS

Application, integration, and what your drive can tell you.
Last month, we started this series on the use of VFDs as part of a control system. We talked about the many benefits and some recommended cautions in applying the use of this technology.
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BIM and Educational Projects

In this overview of building information modeling, the authors review how BIM helped in three different projects, often with particular usage- and efficiency-based HVAC demands. While BIM’s space management skills can reduce costly changeorders and building design “clashes” ahead of time, in at least one instance, using BIM actually influenced the HVAC strategy for the better, too. See how HGA Architects and Engineers has used this to become a “model” firm.
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Engineered Systems High-Performance Buildings / Building Automation: Proactive BAS Alarming for High-Performance Buildings

How can data help you and the facility staff through the transition?
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Building Automation: How Far WE'VE COME

We can only afford our present complaints thanks to our previous achievements.
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Building Automation: Integration: Myths, Lies, and Misconception

From design to setup to reporting, bad habits and bad thinking may loom at every turn.
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Building Automation: BAS Usability

Putting some thought into a graphic strategy can keep your interface from getting ugly.
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Building Automation: Divisions Of Labor

Can specifications lead the advancement of systems integration?
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