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Articles by Paul Ehrlich, P.E.

Building Automation

Measuring Building Occupancy

Who is in your building? How long are they there? Obtaining this information has its benefits.
July 1, 2013
There are many potential benefits to knowing not only how many people are in a building, but ideally where they are located
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Building Automation

The Lighting/BAS Convergence, Cont’d.

For most buildings, it will be a question not of if, but when.
June 1, 2013
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

Building Automation Evolution

In our data-rich world, the next big leap is just getting off the ground.
April 26, 2013
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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Building Automation

The Importance Of Measurement And Feedback

We won’t open greater system potential until the feedback loop is closed.
February 26, 2013
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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Building Automation

Energy Efficiency Challenges

January 29, 2013

Sooner or later, the low-hanging fruit is picked. Then what?


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How Home Automation May Transform Building Automation

January 2, 2013

Will a design cousin of the iPod take flight?


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Intelligent Buildings: From Theoretical to Practical

November 26, 2012
Reality ushers in more factors than simply what the technology can do.
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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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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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