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Guide to Building Pressure Standards for Hospitals and Medical Facilities

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Laura Miller

A heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the most important components of a medical facility, and not just because of its role in indoor air quality (IAQ). Modern HVAC systems have inbuilt sensors that monitor air pressure throughout a building, including in areas in hospitals that require specific air pressure arrangements. This is critical for meeting the building pressure standards that protect the health and safety of patients and staff.

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Understanding Your HVAC System: Building Pressure Monitoring & Control

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Clint Bradford

Part of the job of a building automation system (BAS) involves monitoring and adjusting how a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system reacts to changes in air pressure.

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Getting Started With a Building Automation System: Cost Analysis & Breakdown

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Clint Bradford

According to the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, in 2019 commercial buildings were responsible for consuming 18% of all energy used in the United States. And that number is growing; since 1980, the energy used in the commercial sector has nearly doubled. With energy costs rising and environmental concerns becoming more pressing, building owners are increasingly seeking ways to improve efficiency via building automation systems (BASs).

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Sustainable Building Maintenance Practices that Lower Your Bottom Line

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Laura Miller

Maintenance keeps equipment working and is an important factor in making a building more sustainable. But when maintenance is data-driven, it becomes even more powerful.

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Increasing Cloud to On-Premises Connectivity in Building Management Systems

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Richard Miller

Digital transformation has uncovered new ways in which to leverage data and improve the performance of built environments. Perhaps chief among these innovations is the integration of smart technologies and analytics with automated building management systems (BMSs), allowing buildings to become more energy efficient, more responsive, and more comfortable.

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The Future of Intelligent Building Energy Management Systems Relies on Smart Strategies

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Clint Bradford

As a leader in architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University has been at the forefront of sustainable building technology, with the university committed to making its campus more energy efficient while also designing and testing cutting-edge energy appliances and power systems. This primarily happens in two university-owned buildings in the decommissioned Philadelphia Navy Yard. There, researchers test energy systems and experiment with real-world solutions to support sustainable construction.

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What's the Best Example of Building System Integration and Its Benefits?

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Clint Bradford

Anyone who understands IT knows how valuable centralized networks can be. They allow for greater control over systems and help both systems and people collaborate better, opening up new possibilities never before realized. 

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IoT and Data Analytics Can Make Property Management So Easy

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Laura Miller

Equipment malfunctions. Energy waste. Leaks. Uncomfortable conditions. Addressing these concerns promptly has long been a key responsibility for property managers. But the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics software that continually tracks building data are changing when and how such concerns are addressed. By integrating analytics and IoT, property management can become easier and more effective than ever before.

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Buildings IOT Adds Former WeWork Head of Operations Jamie Uhlir

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Laura Miller

Buildings IOT expands its leadership team to address growing client demand for smarter, healthier, and more cost-efficient buildings.

CONCORD, CA, August 11, 2021 -Buildings IOT (BIOT) announced today that Jamie Uhlir – former Head of Operations for WeWork’s Atlantic territory – has joined the company as Director, Building Systems. Uhlir will oversee all building systems projects to streamline processes and help BIOT clients achieve value-driven results in this newly created role.

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Using Your Building Management System to Achieve Energy Efficiency

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Laura Miller

Though automated building management systems work towards improving energy efficiency, one of the biggest obstacles in achieving energy reduction is human beings. These include developers, building owners, facilities managers, tenants and other building occupants, designers, construction companies, and architects. As anyone who has been involved in a major project knows, the more people involved, the more difficult it becomes to reach agreement.

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