Keep up with the latest trends in the HVAC industry in 2020 by checking out our calendar of conferences, trade shows, and other events in the industry.
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As a property management professional, you are constantly looking to justify any and all investments you make for your facility. In many cases, this calculation is very simple.
Take for instance a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). When you hook up a VFD to your facility’s HVAC equipment, you can put a meter on that piece of equipment to see how much energy it is consuming compared to how much it was consuming before.
As property management professionals start looking at not only the first cost but also the total cost of owning and operating their assets, the question lies, “how does one assess the total cost of selecting a particular product or service partner?” Depending on the piece of equipment or particular service, calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) may be simple, but with technology as complex as building automation systems (BAS), there is an abundance of factors to consider. Below, we have put together a comprehensive checklist of potential expenses associated with the operation of a BAS over 5 to 10 years. For more information on this topic, you can also download our Ebook or view our webinar on Understanding the Life Cycle Cost of a Building Automation System.
I recently visited one of our customers who expressed to me the fact that he really likes the header points feature in CBAS but wished that he could have more than two points. For those of you not familiar, this software feature allows for you to display any two database points just under the menu bar. These points and their values are displayed consistently regardless of what user is logged in. Furthermore, as with all CBAS point values, the values are updated in real time.
The Energy Cost Index (ECI) is the measurement of cost per square foot per year of conditioned space in a facility ($/ft²/year). The average ECI of electricity for an office building in the U.S. is about $1.73/ft²/yr according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. What are you doing to reduce your ECI?Continue reading 5 Energy Conservation Measures with Quick Returns
The world of HVAC changes every day. There are constantly new developments in equipment and how to reach pique efficiency when cooling and heating large-scale facilities. Check out the trade show and conference calendar below to find an upcoming event near you to stay up with the latest trends in 2019.
Scott: Hi everybody this is Scott Holstein with Computrols, I would like to welcome you to the first episode of Computrols new smart building podcast.