Tips & Strategies taken from Xcel Energy Resource Library Making sure that your HVAC system is regularly cleaned and serviced can help to prevent costly heating and cooling bills. Check the economizer. Many air-conditioning systems use a dampered vent called an economizer that draws in cool outside air when it is available to reduce the need […]
AutomatedBuildings.com Building owners have a number of ways to creatively address rising costs and environmental concerns. One option is to conduct an energy audit to find ways to increase efficiency. In the auditing process, energy meters collect energy usage data for a period of time, typically 30 to 90 days. After this collection period, the […]
Sold-state sensors and controllers used in DDC systems have considerable energy-efficiency advantages over conventional pneumatic systems. Substantial advantages are realized in calibration and maintenance, but the critical value lies in the accuracy and reliability of the DDC systems. These features can yield operational energy savings of 15% and greater when compared to the conventional pneumatic […]
Tips to help you know when and how to make that decision. Upgrading or integrating an existing building automation system is no small undertaking. It requires a major commitment on the part of the entire organization in terms of time, resources and understanding. There are plenty of reasons to upgrade an older system. Increase operating […]
This article is about automation within commercial buildings. Building automation describes the functionality provided by the control system of a building. A building automation system (BAS) is an example of a distributed control system. The control system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices, designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in […]
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