2018 Southern California Facilities Expo

 
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

 

George’s CBAS Tips, April 2018

 
George HingleAs 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

 

Plug Smart Partnership

 
Computrols Distribution PartnerBuilding 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

 

Investing in a Building Automation System

 
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

 

Computrols Grand Opening & Training

 

Grand Opening

Computrols is excited to announce the grand opening of it’s newly renovated corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. The event will begin at 3pm on April 20th and will end at 7pm. Tours will be given on the hour beginning at 3pm, with the last tour beginning at 6pm. The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 3:30pm with speeches from local politicians and Computrols’ leadership. Refreshments and food will also be provided at the event. Continue reading Computrols Grand Opening & Training

 

George’s CBAS Tips, March 2018

 
George HingleAs 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

 

Why Building Automation Should Matter to the CFO

 

CFOs, Building Automation and the Search for Lower Utility Costs

CFODid you know that heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of the total energy usage in a residential home? According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) the exact number is 48%, and although you may not know the precise extent of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy usage, I’m sure you are cognizant of your monthly energy bill. Continue reading Why Building Automation Should Matter to the CFO

 

Things You Don’t Go Cheap On

 
There are certain things in life that you should not, under any circumstances, go cheap on. Some of the items that make this list might include a mattress, car, shoes, toilet paper, tattoos, and plastic surgery. Granted, everyone is different and will prioritize these decisions according to what is most important to them, but why is it that we refuse to compromise on the quality of these specific items? Continue reading Things You Don’t Go Cheap On

 

What is Optimal Start/Stop and How Does it Work?

 
Optimal Start/Stop is used to anticipate the heating or cooling needs of a space by starting equipment early enough to reach setpoint just at the beginning of scheduled occupancy. The Optimal Start/Stop function in CBAS does this by calculating the difference between the actual temperature and the occupied temperature setpoint. Based on a heating or cooling slope, the unit is started early enough to bring the space temperature to the desired level. Continue reading What is Optimal Start/Stop and How Does it Work?