Michigan Energy Code Updates for Builders: ASHRAE 90.1-2013

Posted: 1/31/19

In May 2013, the state of Michigan instituted changes to the commercial and residential codes meant to increase the energy efficiency, which could save the state around $230 million each year. The most current update to the Michigan Energy Code became effective on September 20, 2017. These changes are equivalent to the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 with amendments.


Must-Have Qualities for New Hires in the Controls Industry

Posted: 1/22/19

Hiring new talent goes beyond using trendy hiring practices; there are certain qualifications and qualities that candidates must possess to be considered eligible to join your team. Before you take a leap of faith in bringing on a new hire to your team, ensure the candidate shows the following qualities in the interviewing process.


HVAC Hiring Trends to Elevate Your Recruiting Strategy in 2019

Posted: 1/16/19

In 2018, the majority of industries—not just HVAC and BAS—saw trends of major technology growth in hiring, recruiting, and workflows. Now that much of these technologies have been implemented in the workforce, the HVAC industry and beyond are seeing that trends for hiring and processes in 2019 are not focused on one specific issue, rather it is more of a holistic perspective on how to grow and differentiate your business.


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How IoT and BAS Pose a Security Threat to Data Networks & How To Better Protect Them

Posted: 11/26/18

The Internet of Things (IoT) and IoT technology have helped make significant strides in business operations for more than a decade but with every technological advancement also comes drawbacks.


Why Commercial Buildings Should Consistently Test Their Indoor Environments

Posted: 10/16/18

It’s not uncommon for commercial buildings to not be performing to their highest level of energy efficiency. If you want to ensure proper operation and longevity of your building’s HVAC system, then frequent testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) is a must.


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