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Commissioning

I recently completed a data center project at a large hosting facility.  In case you’ve never seen one (they’re generally behind fences in buildings with no windows), data centers house most of the web servers that we all rely on when we surf the internet.  Given that...

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Calculating Energy Savings

Ready, Aim . . . Nothing I lost another can’t miss opportunity the other day. I don’t like losing – especially when it’s an interesting project that I priced to win.  The worst part was that I lost the project to the fiercest competitor in the energy efficiency...

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You need a driver

I receive calls from clients who want connect to their older building’s HVAC energy management system (EMS) via more modern tools.  There are many reasons for wanting to connect to an older system.  Some clients simply want to create a browser interface to enable...

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What does 3.6 + 0.1 equal?

Our friends at Tridium continue to improve the Niagara Framework’s software tools to meet customer’s rapidly changing demands.  To user’s, these change seem to be a long time coming.  To the development team, there’s never enough time.  Niagara 3.7 includes some great...

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Energy Information Dashboards

I’ve been reading several conflicting posts about the value of energy information dashboards. The opinions run from “the greatest thing since sliced bread” to “worthless.” The “greatest” crowd describes gems of knowledge, while the worthless...

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