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Recovering from Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

Although the tolls of hurricanes Harvey and Irma are still being realized, the recovery has begun. We are happy to report that all of our employees from our Houston branch office are safe, and their homes were preserved despite heavy flooding in the area.

Some of our customers in the Houston and Miami areas were not as fortunate. A handful of their facilities took water and will require substantial efforts to bring back online. Computrols staff has been on the ground to help ensure these buildings return to normal as soon as possible. Houston Branch Manager, Ramon Torres, even continued working during Hurricane Harvey to take care of his customers. Continue reading Recovering from Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

 

Successful CBAS Training and Another On The Way

Computrols’ Strategic Partnerships Manager, Mike Clayton, recently lead our second CBAS Level I training of the year for Computrols’ customers and distribution partners. Participants received basic training on Computrols Building Automation Software including a thorough review of the various modes, database structure, navigation, and reporting capabilities. CBAS Training Clayton also brought in Computrols hardware for his trainees to get some hands-on experience with controllers. At the end of the course, the attendees all participated in a competition in which they were all given issues to solve in a live system.

Assistant Director of Facilities at National University, Robert Witherspoon, attended the training and said, “I found the training very beneficial.” Witherspoon continued, Continue reading Successful CBAS Training and Another On The Way

 

7 Tips for Selecting a Building Automation System

Arthur in a crawlspaceRecently, FacilitiesNet published the article titled “7 Tips For Selecting a Building Automation System.” The piece walks readers through considerations that they should take into account when replacing their current BAS, including how facility managers will interact with the system. We found the article to be helpful and related to our own recommendations. Below, we have addressed each of their recommendations from Computrols’ perspective.

1. People are more important than technology. Buy-in from the operating engineers is crucial to a successful upgrade. It’s important to involve operating engineers in the selection, design, and installation of the new BAS. Ideally, bringing the engineer to visit buildings with the prospective BAS installed will allow them to demo it first hand, without the manufacturer or installation contractor present. Continue reading 7 Tips for Selecting a Building Automation System

 

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 Year in Review

2016 was a landmark year for Computrols in many ways. We purchased a new facility for our headquarters and manufacturing, provided our customers with incredible energy savings, added new distribution partners, and a number of other noteworthy achievements. In case you missed it, here is a quick look back at this past year. Continue reading Computrols Year in Review

 

Computrols’ Manufacturing Moves to New Facility

After purchasing what will serve as Computrols new world headquarters in March of 2016, we have now completed our renovation of the manufacturing area. With an estimated 30,000 square feet of open warehouse space, Computrols construction team has closed in about a third of that space to serve as our production facility. Continue reading Computrols’ Manufacturing Moves to New Facility

 

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