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What’s the Difference Between Automated and Intelligent Mechanical Systems?

Published: April 17, 2018

As a commercial building owner or facility manager, you’ve likely heard the terms “building automation,” “intelligent buildings,” and “smart buildings” so much, they hardly register. Oftentimes, people both inside and outside the facility management industry will even use these terms interchangeably, or will refer to one when they clearly mean another.

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Beware! These 4 Signs Could Mean You Need a New Commercial HVAC System

Published: February 26, 2018

Every commercial HVAC system has an expected lifespan. In most cases, a quality system should last at least 20 years. With a high level of quality maintenance and some investment in retrofitting, perhaps 40 or even 50 years may be possible. But, eventually, replacement becomes necessary. It’s important for commercial building owners to recognize when that time is coming so they can prepare ahead for the capital expenditure to come.

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Why an Operational Assessment is Step One in Improving Building Efficiency

Published: February 06, 2018

If you went to the doctor with a stiff knee, and the doctor never asked you any questions, inquired about any other symptoms, examined or performed any tests on your knee, how confident would you be in his diagnosis of arthritis? Chances are, you would be skeptical.

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The #1 Cause of Commercial HVAC Failure in the Southeast and How to Avoid It

Published: December 04, 2017

The HVAC system that keeps your commercial facility warm in the winter and cool in the summer is complicated, and there are hundreds of components that could potentially fail at any time.

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Top 3 Commercial HVAC Services that Boost ROI

Published: November 30, 2017

Maintaining, repairing, and replacing commercial HVAC system components can require a significant investment. However, seemingly small decisions in HVAC equipment purchases and use can result in huge differences in the lifetime cost of running and maintaining a commercial HVAC system. In fact, facility managers in Virginia, North and South Carolina who invest in new or upgraded equipment for their buildings can benefit from a remarkable 27% ROI by incorporating the right HVAC equipment and services.

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5 Reasons Your Commercial Facility Needs an Energy Audit

Published: July 18, 2017

It’s true in most areas of life, including optimizing the energy usage of your commercial building: “You can’t decide where you’re going until you figure out where you’ve been.”

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What to Consider When Choosing a Commercial HVAC Company

Published: August 03, 2016

If you own or manage a commercial building, you’ve either already selected an HVAC services company or you’re doing so right now. When making this selection, there are some basic but vital qualities the HVAC company must display to guarantee a positive ROI on your partnership, including:

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