Can Building Automation Really Save Money?

Question: Can my building automation system help cut down my utility bill? Answer: Building automation is a control method for the mechanical systems within your building. You may not have new equipment or VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) on every motor, but there are likely still savings that you could drive with a new automation system. Take for example a small office building …

Case Study: Buckley Air Force Base

Unique prolems to solve: An old World War II base, Buckley had 100-plus buildings in various stages of disrepair. Often buildings had stand- alone systems; many had no building controls whatsoever. There were at least eight different control systems in place, none of which could “talk” to one another. The Air Force’s goal was to tie everything to a single …

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip – Filter Box

The filter box at the top of the Navigator window can be used to quickly narrow down the list of displayed points to exactly what you’re looking for. For example, typing bi ai>50 in the filter box will display all Binary Inputs and any Analog Inputs which have a value greater than 50.  Whatever filter you type here will remain …