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Archive for the ‘Automation & Control Solutions’ Category

Introducing McKenney’s buildingSENSE

Information is great. Knowledge is even better. Every facility has an abundance of information that can be gathered, analyzed, and leveraged for more energy-efficient operations. But you need to know where to look for it and—more importantly—what to do with it.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions

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

By Charles Tinsley

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. (more…)

Tags: Automation & Control Solutions

Building Owners Enable Safe Re-entry for their Tenants

System Integration ControlssBuilding owners across the country in the commercial office market have adopted a checklist of healthy building practices to ensure a safe environment for employees in the context of COVID-19.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & Controls

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 to win a championship without a head coach!

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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