Tag Archives: automation systems

Building Gets LEED Certification With Building Automation

Another first for Florida in LEED certification! Last month the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center was awarded gold certification from The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), an arm of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance.”  It is the first convention […]

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Tax Reform = Energy Management

As the elections season begins, tax reform is quickly becoming a national focus.  With support coming from both democrats and republicans, legislation should be introduced next year. Simplifying the tax code and eliminating many credits and deductions should be on tap.  Tax reform provides us with an opportunity to remove barriers to efficiency investments imbedded […]

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The Latest in CCTV

What’s going on in the world of CCTV? Closed-circuit televisions are used for a variety of reasons, but most commonly as surveillance devices for areas that need such monitoring. Over the years, businesses big and small have installed CCTV systems, often accompanied with a human monitor (hence the term). This concept and technology has been […]

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Upgrading Control Systems

In this economy, justifying overhauling the control systems of a building can be a difficult task. However, no matter how advanced the technology, time takes effect and systems can no longer perform, in turn affecting the productivity of its occupants. Problems can be varied, and most aging system controls have less to do with functionality […]

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Green Buildings Generate Goodwill for Businesses

A September 3rd article by the Chicago Tribune declared “Businesses see advantage in green buildings”. Restaurants, cafés and grocery stores using green building practices are motivated by energy savings, customer goodwill and marketing. Buildings that utilize building automation, lighting control, energy efficient HVAC systems and other methods of energy management are reaping the benefits. Some […]

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