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Archive for March, 2021

5 Reasons Now is the Wrong Time to Invest in AR

Beneficial uses for augmented reality (AR) in commercial and industrial settings are growing. AR hardware manufacturers and software developers continue to identify new applications for these tools. As the tools improve, business leaders must evaluate whether right now is the time to invest. I believe that it is not the right time to invest in AR… yet.


Tags: Technology

Five Common Commercial Plumbing Problems

In contrast to residential systems, commercial plumbing systems are under much more pressure and are often subject to heavy use, making them more prone to break down. If dealt with quickly, minor issues are likely to be easy to resolve. If plumbing repairs are postponed, the resulting damage will likely lead to costly expenditures down the road.


Tags: Building Services, Plumbing

Requirements for LEED Zero Certification

Launched in 2018, the LEED Zero certification is a relatively new designation in the building industry. To understand its meaning and implications, we should first examine the original LEED certification program. LEED certification has been a standard in the building industry since the 1990s. Environmentally conscious companies, architects and builders have sought to reduce the environmental impact of their facilities by building green. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an independent non-profit organization that maintains a rating system called LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED is recognized worldwide as a symbol of sustainability achievement.


Tags: Energy Services

PLC vs. DDC: Choosing the Right Controls for Your Facility

Most buildings’ control systems utilize Direct Digital Control (DDC) technology to manage the output and actions of HVAC systems, especially in the commercial marketHowever, 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. 


Tags: Automation & Control Solutions