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The latest on all things commercial building automation, energy management, and IoT
November 21, 2019

What is the Cloud?

When it comes to the Internet and connected devices, the word “cloud” is a popular buzzword. But what exactly is the cloud and how is the cloud used in smart buildings and building automation? 

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November 14, 2019

Smart Metering 101

Learn more on the basics of smart meters and how they can help with energy measurement and verification, tenant sub-metering and can potential equipment performance issues.

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November 7, 2019

Top Four Reasons Lighting Controls are a Smart Play

Smart lighting controls are about much more than simply flexing your technical prowess. It is about striking that perfect balance between illumination and efficiency. If you happen to be on the fence over whether integration of smart lighting controls is the right move for your business, consider the four following key benefits of doing so: energy savings, convenience, safety and aesthetics.

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October 31, 2019

Don't Be Spooked by HVAC Controls

It’s easy to get spooked by the complexity of HVAC systems, especially if you are not a professionally trained technician. However, you don’t have to be an expert to implement a controls solution. In fact, HVAC automation can be simple and affordable for commercial buildings.

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October 24, 2019

Managing Alarms for Energy Management and Building Automation Systems

Energy management and building automation systems are great for optimizing operational efficiency and reeling in energy costs, but they also come with a vast amount of alarms. Learn how to deploy a remote alarm management team to handle your EMS/BAS alarms for a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house expert.

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October 17, 2019

Commercial EV Charging 101

Learn about the growth of commercial EV chargers, typical consumer behavior, the best chargers for commercial settings, the cost of installing Level 3 chargers, and strategies to help you take advantage of EV charging.

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