Commercial Controls

Dec. 8, 2014: Building Automation and Controls Market Worth $55.5 Billion by 2020

Building Automation Has Witnessed a Profound Growth in the Last Five Years

The global building automation and controls market was valued at $29.8 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $55.5 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.04 percent from 2014 to 2020, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.

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InsideIQ Elects New Leadership

New Leadership, Approval of Restructuring Plan Highlight Fall Meeting

The election of new leadership and approval of a restructuring plan with an emphasis on training were highlights of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance fall meeting. 

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USGBC Honors Mitsubishi

Organization's 13,000 Members Select Best of Building Award Winners

In its inaugural year, the Best of Building Award winners were selected by the USGBC’s 13,000 member organizations.

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Nov. 24, 2014: Wireless Control for Smart Buildings to Reach $434 Million in Annual Revenue by 2023

Convergence of Building Automation, IT, and Wireless Communications Is Driving Growth in This Market

Wireless controls can be used to link devices found in a variety of building systems, including HVAC, lighting, fire and life safety, and security and access. In addition, they often provide networked control in buildings or areas where wired controls are simply too challenging or expensive to install, notes Navigant Research. 

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Opportunities in Building Automation

Trend Toward Integration Creates Opportunities, Challenges for Contractors

Those who understand BAS and are able to improve their clients’ overall energy efficiency are finding opportunities for growth.

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BAS Do More to Help Hospitals Spend Less

Administrators Rely on Data to Better Manage Energy Consumption, Cost of Health Care Facilities

Administrators are now looking to their BAS to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption as well as increase patient safety and satisfaction. 

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Oct. 27, 2014: Trane Introduces BAS R’newal Building Controls Upgrade Program

Provides Cost Effective Migration Plan to Access New Technologies

Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has introduced its BAS R’newal™ building controls upgrade program, which helps update existing control systems and gain access to new technologies to improve overall building performance and operating efficiency.

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KMC Controls Inc.: Zone Equipment Control System

KMC’s Zone Equipment Control (ZEC) system consists of a special model of KMC’s Flexstat unitary controller along with up to 16 KMC SimplyVAV controllers for pressure-independent VAV control in their respective zones without the need for software. 

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Oct. 6, 2014: Building Energy Management for Smaller Buildings to Top $6 Billion from 2014 to 2022

New Regulations and the Adoption of Enterprise Energy Management Are Driving Market Growth

The market for building energy management systems (BEMS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings is expanding as building owners and managers demand more energy savings and easier ways to manage energy use in their facilities, notes Navigant Research.

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Reliable Controls Corp.: Building Controllers

The MACH-Pro1 and MACH-Pro2 are fully programmable BACnet® building controllers (B-BC). 

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