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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
We researched how hackable building automation systems are in Sacramento and the results are surprising! 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 […]
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 […]
Evolve your HVAC maintenance with these ideas to drive down costs and improve satisfaction ratings By: Zach Denning How many hot or cold calls do you get from a property manager in a month? How many of those calls are software or building automation (BMS) related? How many of your technicians are qualified to work on […]
Intelligent buildings are the future – Find out if they should be in yours! By: Zach Denning Technology has evolved dramatically in the last fifteen years. Cell phones have evolved into “smart phones” and laptops have been replaced with tablets. The last industry anyone would consider being linked to the tech bubble would be […]
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 […]
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 […]
Replacing and upgrading HVAC has been traditionally based on outdated methods that could be hurting tenants and your bottom line! By: Zach Denning We’ve all been told that once your car odometer flips 200k it’s time to start looking for a new car. Based on industry research, large parts like engines and transmissions begin […]