Generally, when we think about BAS, it is in the context of large commercial buildings, those well over 25,000 sq ft. According to the latest government data though (from the 2012 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey), 88% of all commercial buildings are 25,000 sq ft or less.
Beginning with whether or not a drive is even needed, the article moves on to help you clear hurdles involved with motor compatibility, existing starters, drive reliability, controls integration, and more.
Few areas can be as tough to condition as pools and ice rinks. Indoor pools, or natatoriums, need to be able to maintain a space temperature warmer than the water temperature and space humidity between 50% to 60%.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.