Commercial Controls

Industry Backs Mercury Recycling Efforts

Programs Encourage Distributors, Contractors to Collect Mercury-Containing Thermostats
September 23, 2013

While having mercury thermostats in homes and buildings across the U.S. is not necessarily a bad thing, controlling what happens to those thermostats after they’ve been pulled off the wall is vital in keeping the powerful neurotoxin out of the environment. 


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Sept. 10, 2013: Big Data Seen Dominating Building Performance Market

New Entrants Are Emerging to Meet Growing Demand for Real-Time Monitoring
September 10, 2013
With buildings under pressure to lower energy consumption, both to comply with legislation and to respond to market demand, the measurement and verification industry is rapidly moving toward real-time performance tracking, according to Lux Research. 


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Aug. 21, 2013: Building Energy Management Market to Reach $5.6 Billion by 2020

Market to More than Double from 2013 Level
August 21, 2013
The market for building energy management systems (BEMS) continues to grow, driven by technology advances as well as a growing familiarity among customers of the benefits that BEMS provide, according to a new report from Navigant Research. 


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Aug. 16, 2013: Building Automation Alliance to Provide Cybersecurity

Alliance Partnership Will Help Protect Facilities from Cyber Attacks
August 16, 2013
The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an alliance of independent building automation contractors, has partnered with cybersecurity provider Cylance Inc. in order for member firms to offer high-level building automation system (BAS) security practices, training, and certification for their customers.


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Managing to Control Buildings Worldwide

Energy Efficiency Drives Demand for Building Automation Market
August 12, 2013

Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) Proplan has been doing market studies in the building controls segment since the 1980s, and one of the main issues we come across often is the confusing terminology the industry is using when referring to building controls and energy management software.


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Distech Controls Inc.: BACnet and LonWorks Controllers

July 29, 2013

The ECB and ECL 50 Series BACnet® and LonWorks® controllers with live graphics color display are now available. 


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In Control of the Situation

Resource Conservation Technologies Gains Commercial Controls Gold
July 22, 2013

Keeping a commercial HVAC system up and running efficiently can take a lot of work. But there are products on the market that ensure the system is functioning as it should by watching and directing system operation. 


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KMC Controls Inc.: BACnet Thermostats

July 15, 2013

For controlling fan coil units, rooftop units, or heat pump units, the AppStat series of BACnet communicating thermostats is available. 


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Greenheck Fan Corp.: Ventilation System Controls

June 24, 2013

A selection of Vari-Green® controls is available to maximize the energy efficiency of ventilation systems in a variety of applications when used in conjunction with the Vari-Green motor. 


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Remote Environmental Control and Monitoring

Remote Energy Monitoring Proves Beneficial for Self-Storage Facilities
June 24, 2013

It makes sense that monitoring energy consumption enables more control over the amount spent on energy. Doing this effectively, however, is not as simple as it sounds.


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