Articles by Ira Goldschmidt P.E.

Building Automation: BAS Use of Ethernet / IP Infrastructure, Part 2

It’s 11 o’clock. Do you know where the people looking at your packets are?
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Building Automation: BAS use of Ethernet/IP Infrastructure

Keep to yourself, or try to play well with others?
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Building Automation: Data Center Building Automation

The solution is complex when the equation is “N+1 = which controls?”
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Building Automation: Selecting The BAS Or Systems Integration Contractor

Contrary to popular thinking, it’s difficult to spell success without “RFP.”

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Building Automation: The Intelligence Quotient

How does an intelligent building get so smart, exactly?

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Building Automation: An Intelligently Green Building

LEED® is not the last word on what a design team can accomplish.

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Building Automation: Controlling Demand Response

Before you commit, contemplate the full effects of your response.
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Building Automation: Big System On Campus

Here, building automation design and construction is hardly academic.

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Building Automation: The Challenge of Controls Specs, Part 2

This month’s tip: Get prescriptive.

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Building Automation: Writing Control Specs - One Of Life's Great Challenges

And even then, there are more critical elements of a good design.
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