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What is Commissioning?

Buildings today are becoming increasingly more complex than ever before.  Depending on the type of facility and the systems contained within them you can control everything from doors, lights, water heaters, windows, HVAC systems and everything in between. ...

Long Lead Time Solutions

Alternate Construction Delivery Methods The equipment was supposed to ship two weeks ago… lead times have increased… the factory can't guarantee a ship date… can we find a substitute?… All of this and more have been said over the last three years as we have seen the...

Energy Modeling: Why Do It?

To many in the facilities management world the term Life Cycle Cost Analysis or LCCA is thrown around often. What does this mean? A Life Cycle Cost Analysis is a method for assessing the cost to construct, manage and maintain a facility over a set period of...

Project Profile – Piping Condition Investigation

Does your facility utilize hydronic systems for your space heating and cooling? Many times facilities focus on the equipment in hydronic systems such as chillers, boilers, pumps and cooling towers. Have you thought about your piping lately?  Think of your piping...

Air Systems – Building Pressure

Building pressurization, either negative or positive, isn’t typically known or felt when you are standing inside your building.  There are symptoms of buildings with pressure problems. We will get to that in a bit… but how does it happen? Below are three samples...

Building Automation System – Cloud Servers vs Local Server

Control of your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems is critical to maintaining healthy and happy occupants to your building.  Controls can vary from a single thermostat to a full building automation system.  A full building automation system...