Facilities Techs Test-Drive Building Automation Simulators
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The advent of direct digital controls (DDC) has propelled the technology, capability, and complexity of building operations forward over the last 15 years. The combination of DDC and intelligent operating systems combine to create a Building Automation System (BAS). A BAS centralizes the control of a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, and other systems. “Intelligent” buildings improve occupant comfort, provide efficient operation of the building systems, and reduce energy consumption and operating costs. However, they are much more complicated and technical than earlier control systems and require a new generation of employees who are computer literate and technically savvy to maintain and operate them.
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