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Building Automation Technology Update: Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensors

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)

Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensors Continue reading Building Automation Technology Update: Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensors

 

Static Pressure Control and VAV Operation

Andrew BuchananStatic 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

 

Computrols at the Podium

Over these past few months, Computrols’ experts have presented at multiple industry conferences around the country.

Drew at LSFMAComputrols 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

 

Custom LED Controls Shed New Light on The Future of Office Illumination

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

 

Computrols in the News: Looking Beyond Basic BAS

“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

 

Emerging Wireless Technologies in Building Automation

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Battling Standards

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are inherently technical systems. As such, the BAS industry always seems to serve as a battleground for technological standards. Historical examples of these technology battles include pneumatic vs. electronic control, proprietary vs. open systems, and the BACnet vs. LonTalk protocol wars.

Like in these earlier examples, the BAS technological landscape is no less hostile today. Recent advancements in wireless technology have set the stage for the next big clash: BAS Wireless Standards. Continue reading Emerging Wireless Technologies in Building Automation

 

Computrols to Exhibit at Upcoming GreenBuild Conference

gb2016_full_logo_stackedThe 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!

Automate Newsletter, September 2016This story appears in the September 2016 issue of Automate, the Computrols newsletter.