Building Automation Systems (BAS) have completely changed the landscape of how we manage our facilities and operate our businesses. But that’s not to say those building automation systems don’t ever malfunction or have issues of their own.
Beyond understanding the most up-to-date energy codes for commercial and residential building owners, it’s also important for project commissioners and engineers to understand these standards for both commissioning and retro-commissioning buildings to be up to code.
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.
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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.
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.