Airborne pathogens, such as COVID-19 can spread through air systems. A simple, yet effective way to improve building indoor air quality is through the application of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI). This energy efficient technology is a well proven solution for removing pollutants such as viruses and bacteria. The CDC and ASHRAE recommend the use of…

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The airborne nature of COVID-19 puts the epidemic — and its prevention and containment — front and center for HVAC professionals. We want our customers to be aware of what technology and solutions are available to help make their building environments incrementally safer.  For those buildings that remain open, a few actions related to HVAC…

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Facility managers interested in upgrading their control system may be aware of the benefits of converting to DDC, but may not be aware of available incentives or attractive opportunities to do it. Today, Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems are standard for any new commercial or industrial HVAC installations. Yet, many HVAC systems still utilize obsolete…

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Energy management is more important than ever as businesses look to cut costs, control energy, and improve corporate social responsibility. Unfortunately, many commercial facilities and businesses do not have their own energy manager or lack automated solutions to carry out a strategic energy management program. WHAT IS ENERGY MANAGEMENT? Energy management is the practice of…

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Wakefield, MA – Building Automation Systems recently completed a design-build project for an active research laboratory studying mice. The client had issues with their existing HVAC system maintaining temperature, humidity, and outside air ventilation setpoints that are optimum for the resident mice. To improve system operation, BAS’s project scope entailed a full engineering study, energy…

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Stoneham, MA  – Building Automation Systems recently completed a new construction, design-build project for the Central Rock Gym in Stoneham, MA. The project entailed complete mechanical design and installation for the 16,500 square foot facility. The mechanical equipment included a packaged 25-ton air handling unit (AHU) with gas heat and DX cooling to serve the…

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RTU Replacement Design-Build: Over one weekend, the BAS team installed a new 493 ton Seasons-4 roof top unit (RTU)  to replace an outdated Tempmaster RTU.  The new RTU was designed for exact alignment with the existing unit’s footprint.  The Seasons-4 unit alignment accounted for all of the old unit’s gas, chilled water, electric power, and…

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There are lots of great reasons why business and building owners should hire a design/build firm to develop solutions for building automation systems. However, today we are just going to talk about the most beneficial advantages. BAS design/build can be used in many different types of projects and can be a great option for many…

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While it has been proven that building automation services can work to reduce energy consumption, help building owners to achieve efficiency goals, and significantly lower downtime due to HVAC service maintenance, there are some who don’t understand or appreciate the benefits associated with having a preventive maintenance contract. This is especially important for companies that…

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There are many advantages associated with opting for integrated building automation systems, particularly in the northeastern region, where winter temperatures and conditions can be extreme compared to other parts of the country. Automated control systems provide building owners and facility managers with the ability to reduce energy costs and regulate building functions. In addition, there…

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