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Why Meeting ASHRAE’s Fresh Airflow Regulations isn’t as Easy as You Think

Both ASHRAE and the CDC have stated that one of the most important elements to ensuring a safe return to working in commercial office buildings after the COVID-19 shelter in place mandates have lifted is meeting their standards of fresh airflow. Unfortunately, there is no easy button in BMS systems to increase fresh airflow in […]

5-Reasons why your building management system will always let you down

After 10-years in the building management system space I’ve found one common trend – Building management systems are horribly overvalued. The problem’s not your building, not the HVAC equipment, and not you as an operator– It’s just your horrible, antiquated, building management system! I’ve integrated over 100-different control systems from various building management system manufacturers […]

SkySplat – 10-Reasons why SkySpark and other HVAC analytics platforms are failing to advance the Smart Building market

Find out why the future of HVAC is not in HVAC analytic platform and a few solutions you can use instead By: Zach Denning   Big Data. Analytics. Insights. Machine-learning. IoT… The list of buzzwords touted by HVAC analytic providers goes on-and-on. The HVAC and Smart Building markets are now inundated with buzzwords, but where’s […]

Your commercial office is the next Target for hackers – Part: 2

What happens when hackers springboard from your building automation system to your tenants’ networks By: Zach Denning   I’d like to preface this article by stating that during our research we reached out to every building owner that had vulnerabilities with details of information we discovered – All without cost to them and without the […]

Your building is smart – And so are squirrels!

3-reasons why your building is dumber than you think and what you can do to fix it   By: Zach Denning The biggest technological fallacy for the last 3-years in commercial buildings is how HVAC systems fit into the “Smart Buildings” bubble. HVAC and building automation manufacturers have plagued the market with overhyped marketing and […]

Three key trends we’ve learned about the HVAC industry

HVAC service is trending towards disruptive changes and here’s why! By: Zach Denning HVAC equipment has changed drastically in the last 25-years. Technicians are being stretched outside their comfort zones with job requirements similar to that of IT professionals. Owners and managers are finding it harder and harder to differentiate between providers leaving the bottom line as […]

How to get the most out of your HVAC service contract without spending more

Evolving your HVAC service contracts to curb complaints and high energy bills! By: Zach Denning Preventative maintenance was originally designed to reduce emergency failures and ultimately HVAC related tenant calls. Most studies conclude that there are 12-15% maintenance savings in preventative over reactive service from proper inspection and upkeep of units – Much like maintaining […]