Generally speaking, we see technology trends progress at a much faster rate in consumer products like cell phones and televisions than we do in the building automation industry. This is mostly because the building automation industry is slow to adapt to new technology, wanting to see it proven in other fields before implementing it in large-scale commercial applications. Here are a few technology trends that we see in your daily lives that we are starting to see or will soon see in building automation. Continue reading 3 Emerging Technology Trends in Building Automation
You may not know this, but Computrols headquarters is frequently used as a testbed by its research and development team. In fact, right now there are about 40 wireless temperature and humidity sensors hanging from the ceiling of our manufacturing facility and office area. (pictured below)
Static pressure is a key ingredient in a successful Variable Air Volume (VAV) system. It ensures that air flow will be available to enable the VAVs in a system to achieve their designed Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) at maximum demand. Simply put, the push of the air must be greater than the resistance to the flow or no air will circulate through the ducts. Typically the setpoint for static pressure is determined through the course of the testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) at the end of a job. Continue reading Static Pressure Control and VAV Operation
Over these past few months, Computrols’ experts have presented at multiple industry conferences around the country.
Computrols Vice President of Operations, Drew Mire, presented to the Louisiana School Facility Managers Association (LSFMA) at the their fall conference on October 20th. The LSFMA is made up of facility managers from K-12 schools throughout the state of Louisiana. The aim of the organization is to give their members an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and learn about what they can do to better their campuses. Continue reading Computrols at the Podium
A set of custom-made, surface-mounted LED lights have recently been installed in Computrols’ new manufacturing facility in Gretna, LA. At first glance, these lights seem more or less ordinary, but below the surface lies massive potential – the ability to learn. While the concept of adaptive lighting is not exactly revolutionary, the efficiency in which it is employed is rapidly advancing. Continue reading Custom LED Controls Shed New Light on The Future of Office Illumination
Energy and water conservation deliver a wide range of advantages, including cost-related benefits, ancillary savings, infrastructure improvements, reduced pollutant emissions, improved energy security, and, in some cases, increased productivity. Continue reading Energy Efficiency Measures for Winter
“For decades, building owners and managers have relied on building automation systems (BAS) to control HVAC systems, lighting, etc., in order to keep occupants comfortable and reduce energy consumption. Today’s BAS can do so much more. They collect massive amounts of data as well as offer energy procurement and management, monitor equipment remotely, control performance, and more.” Read the full article at achrnews.com
The Computrols Team will be exhibiting at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 5-7, 2016. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to the green building community. Computrols will be giving product demonstrations of our new LX Controllers and showcasing the simplicity of Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS). Both of these technologies will support a sustainable future in commercial real estate as we continue to expand our footprint in Southern California.
Be sure to visit our Computrols team at Booth #2509 and say hello!
Computrols VP of Operations, Drew Mire, introduces Computrols, and the building automation industry as a whole, to explain the problem of planned obsolescence. Continue reading What to do when your building automation system becomes “obsolete”
Did you know that CBAS 15 offers a new lead/lag feature?
The concepts of Lead and Lag are simple and can save you significant wear and tear on your HVAC equipment. Computrols’ CBAS 15 software now allows users to easily create Lead-Lag schedules or logic, depending on preference. Continue reading New Feature in CBAS 15