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 Newsletter for August 2017


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The Hidden Value in Building Controls


5 Smart Reasons to Make Your Building Green


3-D Printing Technology for Construction


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In this month's newsletter, we share some insights on the hidden value of building controls, a promising new 3-D printing technology for the construction industry, along with 5 smart reasons to make your building green.

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The Hidden Value In Building Controls

In a recent article from the US Energy Information administration, it states that only “One in eight U.S. homes uses a programmed thermostat with a central air conditioning unit”. 

The interesting fact of this study is that 41% of homes have a programmable thermostat, but 12% (one in eight) have the thermostats programmed. 

In other words, most of the homes that have the energy saving hardware (programmable thermostats) installed, don’t use them properly.

The same logic applies to commercial buildings;  although controls infrastructure exists in many buildings, it is underutilized, or not utilized correctly. 

Even for fairly newly constructed, or renovated buildings, they are often not commissioned correctly.  For example, we responded to a service call where a new make up air unit was not functioning properly. 

It turns out that while the unit was fully functional, the temperature controls were not installed properly.  This prevented the unit from supplying the air at a appropriate temperature.

In other cases, there is just an overwhelming amount of data from the building management system (BMS) for the operator to use and understand. 

While there will often be alarms notifying the building operator that there are issues, the operator is usually so busy that they can only attend to urgent, emergency issues such as broken server room units. 

Building Analytics is starting to be implemented to automatically analyze BMS’ and create actionable lists for owners.

Similar to your home, the building you work in likely has the potential to save energy if utilized fully.  This may require a HVAC service call, or maybe a contractor to implement a building analytics package. 

Whatever the case, it’s good to take advantage of your building’s existing infrastructure, and not leave unrealized energy savings.

To learn more about the benefits of Building Analytics, contact our Service team today.

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Discover The Benefits of Design Build

We've completed a number of new design-build projects and we are now showcasing them on our website.

Discover some of the many ways the design-build method makes great buildings even better.


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Industry Insights

Spanish company Tecnalia and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) have created a cable-driven 3D printer that can print large structural parts or even small buildings on site while monitoring if the work is drying properly.

Using thermal sensors, the printer tracks how well the material is setting, which allows it to avoid laying down a new layer if the foundation has not yet dried.

Currently, the printer only works in clay. Tecnalia's next project is to add cement-based printing.

When mature, the company sees the technology as a straightforward, low maintenance, inexpensive means of bringing robotic 3D printing to building and maintaining curtain walls and other construction work.





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