About Scott Holstein

Scott Holstein is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Computrols where he began working in early 2016. Holstein has since entrenched himself in the building automation industry and has written articles for the Computrols blog, ControlTrends, and AutomatedBuildings.com and spoken at a number of industry events. Some of his specialties outside of sales and marketing include new technology trends in smart buildings, energy efficiency strategies, and the internet of things.

2020 Year in Review

To say 2020 was a little different from previous years would be just about the biggest understatement you could make. People’s lives were turned upside down and the entire world was brought to its knees because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that said, at Computrols, we did our best to adapt to the situation at hand and came out stronger than ever before.

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Holding Your Team Accountable in CBAS

All too often we see building automation systems become building remote control systems. This happens for a few reasons, most of which are well-intentioned. For example, when a building occupant complains about being uncomfortable, it is the building engineer’s responsibility to remedy the situation in a timely manner. As a result, building engineers often find quick fixes such as putting a point in operator mode to achieve the desired result. By itself, there is really nothing wrong with this approach, however, doing so and not taking the time to find the underlying issue can be problematic. We also often see these points stay in operator because no one circled back to change it.

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2020 Distribution Partner Summit Recap

Although we typically love hosting our Distribution Partners at our New Orleans-based headquarters and manufacturing facility, the circumstances around us dictated that we move our Annual Distribution Partner Summit to a virtual environment this year. Since we didn’t get the opportunity to take our partners out to dinner and on an excursion this year, we sent them some customized snack baskets for them to chew on while we kept them entertained on their screens.

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Computrols Partners with Triple G Enterprise

Computrols | Building Automation Systems | HVAC Controls | Distribution Partner

Triple G Enterprise has become Computrols tenth new distribution partner of 2020. The general contractor, after recently expanding its operations to include mechanical services, has now added a controls division to this arm of the business. Heading up the mechanical division is Roland Garcia, who has a long history of delivering Computrols solutions to his customers.

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Computrols Partners with BASi in Baltimore, MD

Computrols | Building Automation Systems | HVAC Controls | Distribution Partner

Building Automation System Integrators, also known as BASi, has recently joined the Computrols ranks as an authorized distribution partner. BASi is based out of Baltimore, MD but services a much wider region including Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina. The two companies align on a number of levels but perhaps none greater than their shared focus on building automation system integration.

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Computrols Partners with Air-Tec

Computrols | Building Automation Systems | HVAC Controls | Distribution Partner

Now partnering with Air-Tec out of Carson, CA, Computrols has inked a deal with it’s 8th new distribution partner of 2020. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the building automation manufacturer has continued to find new partners that match its ethos of putting the customer first, and Air-Tec is no different.

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What are HVAC controls and how do they work?

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the HVAC controls market to grow from USD 13.6 billion in 2018 to USD 27.0 billion by 2023, so it’s probably an industry you’ll want to keep your eye on. Whether you are new to the HVAC industry or simply want to know more about building operations or energy consumption, we’ll do our best to help you take your first step to learn more about these systems and how they work.

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