Articles by Ira Goldschmidt P.E.

Building Automation

Controls Specification Development

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

Let’s take the comparison shopping beyond data centers.
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Staying Current On Building Automation & Controls Systems

It’s tough to negotiate the learning curve when time is tight.
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Building Automation

Open Systems At The Summit

At this panel, the audience pointed the way.
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VAV Box Flow Settings

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?
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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In-House BAS Expertise

Should your facility step up its staff? Consider these tiers.
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The Importance Of Doing BAS Right

In the big picture, good enough isn’t good enough.
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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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EVERYTHING GETS OLD: Dealing With Obsolescence

Updated or outmoded? It’s easy to slip from one to the other.
Many of the systems that go into a commercial building are anticipated to have a long lifetime. We expect building materials such as structural steel or concrete to last for the life of the building.
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