Disabling Heat on a VAV for Summer
During the Summer, you might want to make sure that your heat is disabled on VAVs so that you don’t waste energy. This is especially true if you have electric heat strips as opposed to hot water coils, because you won’t have hot water when your boilers are off anyway. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, June 2018
The building automation industry is growing, and the trend doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. According to research by IHS Technology via this Buildings.com article, the market for building automation equipment is projected to grow by more than 40% over the next five years.
If you are familiar with the industry, you are likely aware of the talent and knowledge gap between the seasoned veterans and industry newcomers. With many building engineers, system engineers, and controls specialists approaching retirement, there is a need for fresh talent in the industry. While fresh talent and enthusiasm are certainly needed, how is the knowledge gap being addressed? Continue reading Where to Get a Building Automation Degree
Alarms in CBAS
All points in CBAS give you the ability to setup an Alarm to show when the point is in a condition that it shouldn’t be in, or at least warrants a notification. Alarms are always on a red banner at the top of the CBAS program if setup to be acknowledged. Otherwise, only the status part of the point turns red. Yellow banners are considered Troubles, not Alarms. These are generated by the system based on system problems or controller communication\power activity. These “Troubles” cannot be turned off. Green banners can be seen if controllers are set up with an alarm to indicate a download to the controller. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, May 2018
If you’ll be in Southern California May 2nd-3rd, 2018 and are interested in learning more about green-initiative products and services impacting facilities, then stop by the 2018 Southern California Facilities Expo (SCFE) in Anaheim, CA.
Located at the spacious and newly-updated Anaheim Convention Center, this two-day event will provide insight into cutting-edge technology and solutions that impact facility engineers, operators, managers and owners alike. This is a completely FREE event for attendees, and there will be numerous opportunities to learn more about technology impacting the facilities industry as well as networking opportunities with peers and colleagues. Continue reading 2018 Southern California Facilities Expo
After investing nearly two years and $2 million in the purchase and renovation of its new headquarters, Computrols hosted its grand opening event Friday, April 20th. The event was well attended by members of the media, elected officials, local support organizations, and Computrols’ partners, customers, and employees. Continue reading Computrols Grand Opening Recap
As a part of our services, Computrols offers 24/7 phone support to all of our customers. If you have ever taken advantage of this offering, you have likely spoken to our Technical Support Manager, George Hingle. George has been employed by Computrols for over 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable team members when it comes to troubleshooting in CBAS. As a means of building on our already robust FAQ page, George has agreed to share some common issues he sees in our newsletter each month. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, April 2018
Building automation system manufacturer, Computrols, has added a new distribution partner in Columbus, OH and the Central and South Florida markets. Their new running mate, Plug Smart was formed in 2008 as a customer-centric, comprehensive energy services company.
Beyond their energy efficiency expertise, Plug Smart’s financial team has been very successful at helping to create self-funding opportunities with the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. Continue reading Plug Smart Partnership
In the January/February 2008 edition of Facilities Manager Magazine, there was a featured article titled, “Pay Now or Pay Forever: The Design of Control System Software”. This article was recently brought to our attention by one of the original author’s LinkedIn posts which outlined the fact that not much has changed in the BAS industry over the last 10 years. At Computrols, we couldn’t agree more. Below, you will find some of the most profound quotes from this article and Computrols’ approach to remedying these issues. Continue reading Investing in a Building Automation System
As a part of our services, Computrols offers 24/7 phone support to all of our customers. If you have ever taken advantage of this offering, you have likely spoken to our Technical Support Manager, George Hingle. George has been employed by Computrols for over 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable team members when it comes to troubleshooting in CBAS. As a means building on our already robust FAQ page, George has agreed to share some common challenges he sees in our newsletter each month. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, March 2018