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Building Automation Alliance Firms Complete Facility Upgrades for Florida Hospitals

BAS, Energy Efficiency Expertise Results in Comfort, Savings for Health Care Providers

InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance member firms MC2 and CM3 have completed building automation system (BAS) and energy efficiency projects for two Florida Hospitals. Both firms are experienced providers of automation and energy management systems for a variety of commercial buildings, including health care facilities.


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Expand Your HVAC Business with Home Energy Audits

Homeowners Are Looking for Ways to Save Energy and Money; Here’s How HVAC Professionals Can Help

Homeowners want ways to save energy and cut costs. HVAC contractors are looking for new business opportunities. And technologies like thermal imaging enable you to see and do more than ever before. Why not bring customer needs, technology, and your skills together by offering home energy audit services? Here’s how.


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On the Way to Safe and Secure Smart Homes and Buildings

Researchers Are Looking to Prevent Hacker Attacks

A growing number of household and building operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s smart homes and smart buildings promise convenient, efficient building management. But often these systems are not secure. Scientists are working on a software product that defends against hacker attacks before they reach the building.


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Demos with US Navy Validate Energy Efficiency Savings Opportunities

NREL Identified Advanced Plug Load Controls and Whole-Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits as Good Investments

Field demonstrations of newly proven energy efficiency technologies are yielding valuable results for the U.S. Navy, helping it meet energy goals. The initial results have encouraged the Navy to move forward with broader implementation of several of the energy efficiency technologies.


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Btu Buddy 138: An Overcharged System - Part 1

Bob and Tim were on their way to a service call with a new customer. When they got to the job, the customer explained, "The unit was not cooling and I had a company come out for a service call. The unit seemed to work OK last week when it was a little cooler outside, but this week it has warmed up and the unit is not functioning as well."


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Everything You Need to Know About BEMS

How to Keep a Building’s Energy Use Under Control

Thirty-nine percent of the total energy used in a building is wasted. But 84 percent of a building’s total energy consumption could be efficiently controlled through an effective building energy management system (BEMS).


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NLRB McDonald’s Ruling Could Have Wide-Ranging Impact

Both Franchisees and the Franchisor Could Be Potentially Liable Together

With the recent decision that McDonald’s and its franchisees could be joint employers, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) general counsel has continued a series of far-reaching actions that could upend how many American companies conduct business.


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