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Airtight Buildings and Energy Performance

Airtight Buildings and Energy Performance

When constructing new buildings today, companies are opting for an airtight facility. Airtight buildings have the ability to increase energy performance and at the same time, lower the facility’s carbon footprint. Before constructing an airtight building, or upgrading a commercial property, it is important to review certain factors. Below is a short guide on airtight buildings and energy performance, providing insight into the pros and cons of sealing a property.

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Eddy Current Testing 101

Eddy Current Testing 101

The term Eddy Current Testing (ECT) uses electromagnetic induction to find flaws and cracks in conductive materials. Specifically, ECT is used in the service and manufacturing industries where tubing, sheet metal, and other slim products created from metal are needed for essential operations. With ECT, electromagnetic fields can detect metal hardness and thickness, heat damage, and more. Testing is completed without harming the test material during the process.

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What is Direct Digital Control Technology?

What is Direct Digital Control Technology?

Direct Digital Control Technology is the control of a building’s conditions through a digital device, typically a computer. It is a system that is commonly aligned with Building Automation Systems. And, it is mainly used in commercial HVAC control and energy management system applications. In a commercial building, Building Automation Systems (BAS) and Direct Digital Control Technology (DDC) work together to provide programmable and precise control of the building’s functions.

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Data Center Preventative Maintenance

Data Center Preventative Maintenance

Costs for data center outages rise minute by minute. And, each minute of unplanned downtime can cost upwards of $9,000. However, you can minimize unscheduled downtime and avoid preventable breakdowns with preventative data maintenance. The objective of preventative maintenance is to establish scheduled inspections that identify defects before they become a significant problem. Data centers that don’t schedule planned preventative data maintenance are at a higher risk of asset failure. Read on for some of the best tools for safe and successful preventative data maintenance.

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Life Expectancy of Commercial HVAC Equipment

Life Expectancy of Commercial HVAC Equipment

While you may take care of maintenance, you might also be considering how long the system will last. When was the last time it was replaced? How many years can you honestly expect to get out of your HVAC system? These questions are something to keep in mind when you own a business. Here’s a look at the factors that play a role in the commercial HVAC equipment lifespan.

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What are Building Automation Systems (BAS)?

What are Building Automation Systems (BAS)?

The term BAS stands for Building Automation Systems. Such a system is installed in a high-performance building during construction. A BAS system allows the building to be more energy efficient. The system will also be used to monitor the structure and ensure all components are working properly. Building Automation Systems also provide data which can be used to show how high-performance buildings work. This helps to see financing offered to companies that want to construct such facilities.

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Plumbing Issues to Take Seriously

Plumbing Issues to Take Seriously

When it comes to commercial properties, there are many areas in which the owner of the building has to take care of. The plumbing system is one area that needs maintenance to ensure proper functioning of the building. From bathroom areas to kitchens, we rely on plumbing systems for everyday use. It is important to be aware of common plumbing issues to make sure that your building operates efficiently and you are not wasting money. 

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Data Centers Need More Than Cold Air

Data Centers Need More Than Cold Air

Managing the temperature through compressors or ACs is a very expensive process. Cooling makes up at least 40 percent of your monthly energy consumption, which can quickly eat up your budget. Without HVAC, however, data centers would feel like the Sahara at the height of summer. This is why IT managers are trying to find ways to decrease temperature levels without racking up the electricity costs.

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