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Archive for the ‘Automation & Control Solutions’ Category

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.

 

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Tips & Tricks

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%.

 

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence, Technology

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.

 

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Data Centers, Energy Services, HVAC

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. 

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions

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.  (more…)

Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & Controls