With commercial structures certified under the LEED rating system, owners/operators tend to assume they simply can “set it and forget it.” Such an approach is inherently flawed, as the performance of all buildings “drifts,” or degrades, over time....More
The 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) broke three show records: overall attendance, exhibit space, and visitors. Here is your guide to some of what you may have missed.
Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events....More
UFC 4-010-06 is cybersecurity guidance for architects, engineers, integrators, and operators who plan, construct, and operate facility control systems. Though written for the DoD, it is applicable to any organization’s control systems....More
To leverage data to make better operational decisions, we need a system that can understand building operations holistically, connect disparate system information, and present data in an easily digestible manner. The solution? Integrated analytics....More
Reliable Controls Corp., the Victoria, British Columbia, Canada-based designer and manufacturer of Internet-connected building controls, is the recipient of BACnet International’s 2017 Project of the Year award....More
The USGBC recently announced the top 10 states for the LEED green-building rating system, an annual ranking highlighting states that made significant strides in sustainable-building design, construction, and transformation over the previous year.
1945 marked the end of World War II. Advertisements appealed to veterans returning home, those who had kept the home fires burning in their absence, and businesses working toward a more peaceful economy. Graphics were strong, bold, and direct....More
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More