Jeffrey Seewald, P.E,

Mr. Seewald has more than 20 years of experience in commercial buildings systems engineering, having served in a variety of roles in the HVAC, building automation and controls, and energy efficiency and management arenas. Mr. Seewald’s overall work experience spans a spectrum: from planning, technical analysis, engineering design and energy management for building owners, to industry and market research, to education and advocacy for energy efficiency and high performance buildings. In his new role at Trane, Mr. Seewald’s focus is on project development around energy efficiency and building performance. Areas of expertise include energy management, building automation and controls, HVAC, central plants, commissioning and re/retro-commissioning.

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Tablet As Building Engineering Tool, Part 4: Operations & Maintenance

Analytics to workorder management, energy audits to light meters — the spectrum of apps for facility engineering tasks continues to get wider and more versatile.
“Collaboration is unavoidable.”
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Tablet As Building Engineering Tool, Part 3: Commissioning

What to use for capturing the images and data you need?
In the previous installment on using your tablet to engineer buildings, we focused on design, touching upon apps used to sketch concepts, review drawings, and perform calculations.
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Tablet As Building Engineering Tool, Part 2: Designing

Reviewing documents, sizing equipment and systems, and sketching on the go: got an app for that? Also, we compare tablet vs. phone and the advantages or worries that come with taking your tablet into imperfect field conditions. How do you use yours?
After a brief hiatus, we are resuming exploration of the tablet as engineering tool. In the first article, we examined the energy study and how the tablet can facilitate tasks such as annotating existing documents, taking notes, and storing and accessing documents.
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The Tablet's Potential For Engineering Buildings

The first installment in this series introduces the collaborative tablet engineering experiment, and it establishes a roadmap for exploration of the tablet’s potential contribution to enhancing and streamlining our collective engineering endeavors.
When I was a kid, programming on my Texas Instruments TI-16 and later on a Commodore 64, I was making simple games to play.
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Plan For A Better BAS

In a campus environment over time, it’s not hard to lose control of the controls. When you tackle the situation for the long-term good, take time to create a master plan. Get a few tips on that here
In a campus environment over time, it’s not hard to lose control of the controls. When you tackle the situation for the long-term good, take time to create a master plan. Get a few tips on that here, and then move on to issues such as protocols, access, graphics, and trending. Your best possible BAS is not out of reach.
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Shifting To A Smarter Shade Of Green

A real change in hue? From the GIB Conference to the automotive industry and beyond, the mood rings true.
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