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JCI Product Release – February 2021

Feb 4, 2021

Johnson Controls announced a new product release at the end of January. The release includes the following: New Next-Generation Controller Models Johnson Controls® is expanding the next-generation equipment controller family to include one new general purpose application equipment controller model, one new VAV box controller model with position feedback, and three new expansion I/O modules:…

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Design-Build Chiller Upgrade: $171k Rebate and $84k Annual Energy Savings for Client

Jan 19, 2021

Project Summary: BAS was recently involved in the energy analysis, design, and install of a chilled water plant system replacement, including upgrades to the corresponding digital control system. The project was awarded a $171,000 rebate and is estimated to save over $84,000 in annual electric and gas savings, with an 11% return on investment. The…

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Seasons 4 RTU Replacement Time-lapse

Oct 6, 2020

Framingham, MA – Over one weekend, the BAS team installed a new 172 ton Seasons 4 roof top unit (RTU). The unit arrived onsite Friday night, September 11th, and was completely installed and commissioned by Sunday the 13th.  The 2-day timeline allowed for no impact to building tenants in the 162,000 sq. ft. office building. The…

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COVID-19: HVAC Filtration Best Practices

Aug 17, 2020

COVID-19 has presented numerous safety challenges to facility operations that has resulted in “new normal” best practices. Improved filtration is a cost-effective solution to improving HVAC operation and reducing virus transmission, but what is the right level of filtration for your HVAC system?  The answer depends on the equipment application.  We want to help operators…

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Introducing UVGI to combat COVID-19

Jun 1, 2020

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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Facility Operations during COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020

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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Opportunistic Upgrades & Energy Conservation

Mar 19, 2020

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 Critical Now than Ever

Aug 5, 2019

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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Design-build for an active Animal Research Facility

Jul 10, 2019

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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