Building Operators are Crucial to Energy Advancements

According to a study of energy-use behavior that focused on medium and large office buildings in California, reducing energy use in buildings requires more than isolated changes to technologies or individual behaviors. The study, Behavioral Strategies to Bridge the Gap Between Potential and Actual Savings in Commercial Buildings, conducted by the California Air Resources Board and the University of California Davis, recommends that future …

US Building Automation Market Primed for Growth

Could Help Commercial Structures Cope with Rising Energy CostsThe U.S. market for building automation equipment is set to grow by more than 40 percent within a five-year period ending in 2017, spurred by the need in commercial buildings for more efficient energy consumption, according to a new report from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). With electricity rates on the rise, driven …

7 Keys To Successful Building Automation

Automation Integrator Guide: Successful automation projects contain these seven elements. How many will your next project contain? Congratulations on your decision to automate. You want to build it faster, build it better, and build it safer. But with so many potential automation solutions available, it can be overwhelming for an engineering team to decide where to start. Once you have …

Building Code Revision Launches In California Toward Zero Net Energy Buildings

Building Code Revision Launches In California Toward Zero Net Energy Buildings Article By: Bill Roth at Triple Pundit Starting in 2014, California is implementing a tsunami of building code revisions called Title 24. These revised building codes will move California’s residential and commercial buildings toward Zero Net Energy (ZNE). In a ZNE building, the annual energy consumption is equal to …

Coppertree Analytics- Facility Manager

Manage Alarms Coppertree Insights The word ‘insight’ carries the idea of a clear and deep perception of a situation. Coppertree Analytics’ Insights are designed to give you a different pair of eyes to look at your facility. Insights give you an awareness and understanding to: The past: see what changed in your facility yesterday The present: see how your facility …

Case Study: University of Colorado

Background Located at the base of Pikes Peak along the southern Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) is host to 12,000 students. Founded in 1965, UCCS has a campus covering over 500 acres, with buildings as diverse as Main Hall, which dates back to 1914, to the 87,000 square foot Beth-El College of Nursing. Unique problem …

Delta Controls – ORCAview Tip – Auto-Logoff

The Auto-logoff period is the amount of time that ORCAview will sit idle before automatically logging off of the network. You can disable this feature by setting the period to 0 on the “Login” tab of your System User Access (SUA) Object. To get there, go to the “Tools” menu, select “Setup”, and then “Current User…” Click on the “Login” …