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Archive for the ‘Systems Integration & Controls’ Category

Third Party Integration Software Drivers – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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In the quest for more open systems, many building owners are stuck with stranded investments in aging building management systems (BMS), which were developed and sold before the time of “Open Systems” and do not easily support the migration to LON or BACNET due to their proprietary communications protocols and physical connection requirements. Every owner wants to create a sustainable competitive environment at all levels within their procurement processes, and the inability of these older BMS to communicate with newer generation products create a sole source and proprietary relationship with the original system manufacturer.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & Controls

Validating Energy Savings

Syst_Int_Controls-3Check out one of the latest projects by our Automation & Control Solutions team — an assessment, repair and upgrade to mechanical equipment and controls at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Project Highlights, Systems Integration & Controls

Of Intelligent Equipment and Smarter Buildings

Syst_Int_Controls-3This year, I attended Realcomm, an industry conference focused upon the application of technology in the real estate industry. This event is co-located IBcon, a newly minted gathering focused on the emerging field of intelligent buildings. My takeaway is that the real estate industry is undergoing a dramatic change in the area of the rapid ingestion of technology. I saw technology to enhance everything from property leasing, work order management, tenant retention, property evaluation, life cycle forecasting, occupant comfort, physical security, and on and on.

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Providing Energy Management Expertise

Syst_Int_Controls-3Check out one of the latest projects by our Automation & Control Solutions team — a pilot project to upgrade an energy monitoring system at Macy’s stores nationwide.

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The Emergence of Smarter Buildings

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Much of the equipment provided in today’s modern buildings include built-in intelligent controls. This growth of “smarter things” has naturally led to the thoughts of “smarter buildings,” but is it really as simple as that? What are the keys to truly smarter buildings?

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & Controls