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How to Evaluate Building Automation Systems

Are you overwhelmed with how fast the BAS market is changing? Do you find yourself struggling to keep up with systems and how to evaluate them? Are you looking for an easy way to consistently evaluate BAS's that is vendor neutral? If so you are in the right spot. This...

How to Evaluate Building Automation Systems

Are you overwhelmed with how fast the BAS market is changing? Do you find yourself struggling to keep up with systems and how to evaluate them? Are you looking for an easy way to consistently evaluate BAS's that is vendor neutral? If so you are in the right spot. This...

BAM 94: 10 Energy Efficiency Strategies for Your BAS

When you read the words energy efficiency what do you think of? If you're like most people you may think of long drawn out energy projects, trying to work with utilities to get rebates, and then having to do complex math and formulas to justify it all. But what if I...

BAM 093: Preventive maintenance strategies for BAS? Part 2

Preventative maintenance is the core of good facility management. Most facility professionals and service technicians can easily name off half a dozen HVAC maintenance tasks. But when you ask them to name off tasks related to BAS... Well, I hope you like the sound of...

BAS Expert shares his 13 tips for optimizing systems

BAS Expert shares his 13 tips for optimizing systems I’m new to building automation and it’s a bit overwhelming. What’s the first thing I should do? More and more, folks who aren’t building automation professionals are being put in charge of building automation...

BAM 092: Preventive maintenance strategies for BAS?

Preventative Maintenance. What comes to mind when you think of those two words? Do you think about filter change outs and fan belt replacements? There is so much more to maintaining a BAS then the traditional HVAC maintenance activities. If you've been looking to take...

BAM 91: What is OT?

There's been a phrase floating around for the past couple years now but I've been hearing it pop up a lot more frequently lately. That phrase is OT vs IT. This phrase is actually very common in the industrial/SCADA space but if you're in the BAS world it may leave you...

Is your BAS open?

Back when I worked at Johnson Controls I used to get asked this question quite a bit.. What question is that you ask? It was the "Is your BAS Open" question. Honestly, that question bugged the heck out of me but probably not for the reason you're thinking. For the...

IT vs OT… What does it mean?

There's been a phrase floating around lately, and if I'm honest, it's driving me nuts. I'm not quite sure why but it just feels irritating. And that phrase is IT vs OT. For those of you who haven't had this phraseology come to a neighborhood by you yet, just wait it...

BAM 90: How to determine your ideal role

One of the biggest struggles that any person faces is what career path to go down. This is even more true in building automation. You see, building automation doesn't naturally lend itself to a "path". I've met technicians who are easily making "6 figures" and I've...

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