Most buildings’ control systems utilize Direct Digital Control (DDC) technology to manage the output and actions of HVAC systems, especially in the commercial market. However, for the industrial market and other mission-critical facilities, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are often a better, faster and more reliable option that should be considered.
Your Real Estate Portfolio Master Plan Deserves A Master Systems Integrator
Imagine you’re the owner of a football team. Do you rely on each of your players to play their position as best they can? Or do you count on your head coach to lead the team to a championship ring? Leading a team of controls, fire, security, lighting and IT systems contractors without a Master Systems Integrator is like trying … Read More
Do I really need building analytics software?
Every trade show that I have attended as of late is loaded with many flavors of software and cloud solutions that are really enticing. Many of you have had the same experience: energy management tools, building performance, customer comfort scores, predictive analytics, are just a few of the buzz words.
Building Automated Smart Cities of the Future
Urbanization is the global trend compelling cities to become more complex due to dense populations. The UN predicts people living in urban areas will increase from 55% to 68%.
HVAC Systems in Data Centers
Cooling is a constant concern of data centers and server rooms. It is required to keep critical equipment within a safe temperature range 24 hours a day. The large demand for cooling means that incremental efficiency improvements add up quickly.
The Power of Merging Digital and Analog Personal Organization
I have been an advocate of combined analog and digital organization since the early 2000’s, when I took a job, where my predecessor was fully entrenched in endless stacks of paper and very scatter-brained. Subsequently, I developed an evolving system over the last 18 years that has served well. I find myself teaching this system to almost every new employee.
When it Comes to Controls, What is Best for the Customer?
For years, the history of building automation and controls was defined by large organizations selling all the controls in a building and tying that customer to a particular brand for a typical span of 15-20 years.
Realcomm | IBcon 2017, San Diego
Weeks ago I attended a conference that I had been hearing buzz about for several years. It is no secret that technology is rapidly converging upon the commercial real estate industry, impacting all facets of building operation. I was fascinated by the thought leaders’ prognostication on just how many more areas of real estate and building operations are rapidly evolving.
Taking Command of Controls
Project Name HVAC Monitors and Controls Installation Project Location Albany, Georgia
Your Building’s Data in the Cloud
More and more services are being delivered via cloud providers these days—do you use on-line banking? Keep up with your family and friends via social media? Prospect for new customer accounts using online services like SalesForce? Have you tried Microsoft Office 365? All of these are examples of cloud based services.