Building Automation Systems

Overcoming High-performance Building Obstacles

Challenges, Opportunities Abound for Savvy HVAC Contractors

With today’s technology, it’s possible for a high-performance building to integrate and optimize all its major functions while also ensuring energy efficiency and comfort. Yet, while opportunities abound for HVAC contractors in this niche, many say there are still barriers restricting the growth of high-performance buildings.


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Optimizing Building Energy Use

System Integration, Advanced Diagnostics Boost High-performance Facilities

The goal of a high-performance building is to optimize its performance and energy use at all times, in all conditions. And, trends in smart controls and system integration are making this goal more achievable than ever before.


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Innovation Award Winners Take a Bow

AHR Expo Honors New Products

Representing all major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were honored in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jan. 26-28 event in Chicago. 


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Dec. 31, 2014: Building Automation Expected to Exceed $86 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

Increased Adoption and Building Retrofits Are Expected to Provide Relatively Strong Growth

The devices and systems that control a building’s HVAC, lighting, and security were, until fairly recently, rudimentary, says Navigant Research. Today, commercial building automation systems (BASs) are increasingly embedded with computing and digital communications tools that have transformed their capabilities.


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BACnet Announces Global Roadshow

Global BACnet Roadshow 2015 to Visit Cities Worldwide

Core topics are connected intelligence, security in buildings, and the role of information technology (IT) in facility operation and building management systems. 


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IoT Transforms Commercial Buildings

Shift to Internet-Connected Systems Requires Progressive Outlook

These everyday objects include everything from light bulbs to HVAC equipment and systems. When these devices are connected to each other and to the Internet, the resulting communication and data will help enable buildings to operate at peak efficiency.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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