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NEWS & UPDATES - 2014 Archive

October 9, 2014

The commercial lighting landscape is changing rapidly as the top two technologies, fluorescent and LED, compete for center stage. Fluorescent lights, the standard office lighting product, are still the cheapest and most popular type of commercial lighting. Long-lasting LEDs, however, are starting to gain market traction as they become more affordable.

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September 25, 2014

When you take your car into the shop, the service tech plugs your car into a computer and runs diagnostics to find hidden problems before they become big issues. The sensors they plug into are already there—you just need the right person, with the right tools, to tap into that data pool, put it all together, and make sense of everything.

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September 4, 2014

After 30 years in the HVAC service industry, I hear a lot of the same questions. One of the most frequent being, “Is it more economical to repair or replace my HVAC equipment?” The following questions should be answered first.

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June 5, 2014

Most municipal water department managers know exactly how much revenue they are missing out on due to poor meter readings. Typically, municipal water departments can only charge for the water that the meter has measured.

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April 24, 2014

By: Travis Harris

I recently read an article that I wanted to share, written by Andrea Ayres-Deets, titled, “How Climate Influences Your Productivity.”

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April 3, 2014

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems have become very popular in our market over the past five years. VRF is being considered on most new projects, whether they are renovation projects or new construction. VRF systems have advantages and disadvantages, just like any other HVAC system in the market, and may or may not fit your building or owner well.

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March 20, 2014

Do you know how much energy your building is currently using? Do you know how to translate the data from your energy bills into simple, analyzable data? Do you know how to interpret that data?
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March 6, 2014

Just like many technologies in our modern age, Building Automation Control Systems are ever changing and improving with research and development. A few of the latest technologies an owner/operator can expect from a new control system would be: web-based platform to allow access from any web browser, “open” communication protocol capabilities, and improved performance at all levels of your system. The question that remains is, when is it time to upgrade your control system?
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February 20, 2014

Halvorson Trane uses linear slot diffusers to improve air distribution at new Parts building. Watch the short video below to see more. How's the air distribution in your space?
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January 23, 2014

When a building is commissioned, owners and contractors take pains to make sure the controls work properly. But what about an existing building? Why would a building owner spend money to do it all over again?

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