Up to 67% Energy Savings and Improved Occupant Comfort Achieved

    Posted on Tue,Jul 14, 2020 @ 10:16 AM

    Western University in London, Ontario, is widely regarded as one of Canada's premier collegiate institutions with an on-campus population to approximately 40,000 students, faculty, and staff. The main campus comprises 481 hectares [1189 acres] of Gothic-style buildings and a mix of state-of-the-art, LEED-certified structures. With overall utility costs averaging CAD 20 million, Western's facilities team devotes considerable time and resources to improve energy efficiency and sustainability.

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    Tags: Pressure Independent Valves, Green Building Technology, Featured Case Studies

    Improving Building Performance

    Posted on Tue,Jul 07, 2020 @ 08:54 AM

    Belimo has released the Belimo Clear Edge™, an analytical device that leverages the data from all installed Energy Valves in a BACnet Building Automation System (BAS). It automatically analyzes the Belimo Energy Valve data to optimize, manage, and monitor key performance indicators of water coil performance and hydronic energy consumption. The Clear Edge offers trending capability with automated Delta T setpoint adjustment to increase system efficiency and energy savings strategies.

    The Belimo Clear Edge provides a simplified view of the rich Energy Valve data from the BACnet network, allowing Facility Managers to improve building performance quickly. The Belimo Clear Edge technology is also available as a plug-in for SkySpark from Stackhub (www.stackhub.org).

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    Tags: Green Building Technology, Technical Tips

    How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change Office Spaces and Public Buildings

    Posted on Tue,Jun 30, 2020 @ 11:28 AM

    Reported by The CUT, As of June 15, more than 2 million people across every state, Washington, D.C., and four territories have tested positive for the disease, and more than 115,732 people with the virus have died in the U.S.1 New York City, the city we all enjoy, has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Belimo helped to retrofit the interior of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for use as a field hospital. Other emergency hospital tents were erected throughout the city, including Central Park. Approximately 8.5 million New York City residence practiced social distancing by relocating their offices into their apartments and homes.

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    Near Field Communication Coupled with the Belimo Assistant App

    Posted on Tue,Jun 23, 2020 @ 08:30 AM

    What is Near Field Communication, and how does it work? Near Field Communication (NFC) is a wireless communication protocol defined by ISO/IEC 14443. It operates at a frequency of 13.56 MHz between an active reader (e.g., smartphone) and a passive device (e.g., Belimo actuator). For communication to occur between two devices using NFC, the NFC interfaces must be placed close to each other. Belimo NFC works best with direct contact. However, communication works without direct contact at distances of up to 1.18" [3 cm] away from the actuator. For Apple devices, a Bluetooth to NFC dongle is required.

    Belimo products with integrated NFC provides application data access. With a smartphone and the Belimo Assistant App, you can easily program, commission, and troubleshoot your Belimo products with integrated Near Field Communications (NFC). Some of the functionalities you have access to when working with one of our NFC enabled products are; device type, current position, operating data, and setting parameters. NFC provides the data access you need to ensure peace of mind installation and optimal performance.

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    Tags: Belimo News, Technical Tips

    Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality

    Posted on Tue,Jun 16, 2020 @ 01:10 PM

    Airside Economizing is a great way to reduce operating costs; it also provides the correct ratio of outside air and return air to deliver the proper indoor air quality (IAQ) to meet the codes and ensure occupant comfort. Studies have shown that up to 70% of economizers are not functioning correctly. Many times economizer systems are set up incorrectly or are left to operate in factory default mode. Many failures go undetected, costing building owners unnecessary expense and energy standards and building IAQ requirements are not met.

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    Tags: Green Building Technology, Belimo News, Product Updates

    Healthier Buildings: Guidelines for Commercial Ventilation and Employee Health

    Posted on Fri,Jun 12, 2020 @ 06:05 PM
     
    Ample research demonstrates that indoor environments are hazardous for the spread of COVID-19, and viruses in general. While the coronavirus has far from disappeared, strict stay-at-home orders are lifting across the country and businesses are opening their doors following months of closure.  
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    Tags: Online Learning Resources & Tools, Green Building Technology, Technical Tips

    Low Delta T Solution Saves Thermal Inefficiency Charges

    Posted on Tue,Jun 09, 2020 @ 10:51 AM

    Founded in 1939, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is one of the world's premier commercial real estate firms in property and integrated facility management services, with a portfolio of 4.6 billion square feet [427.4 million square meters] worldwide. JLL has been committed to delivering value to occupants and stakeholders by putting sustainability at the heart of its services and operations.

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    Tags: Green Building Technology, Featured Case Studies

    Influence of Indoor Air Quality on Our Health

    Posted on Tue,Jun 02, 2020 @ 08:30 AM

    People spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors and breathe 3170 gallons (12,000 liters) of air per day. Therefore, it is essential to understand the powerful influence that indoor air quality has on our well-being, especially during this extraordinary COVID-19 pandemic. While the impact of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on humans has been widely discussed within the context of the 'sick building syndrome,' the role dry air plays in spreading of microbes, including viruses, is often neglected. High performing HVAC systems and proper humidification strategies are required to maintain a stable and healthy indoor air quality in buildings.

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    Tags: Technical Tips, Sensors

    Toronto General Hospital Saves Big

    Posted on Tue,May 26, 2020 @ 08:45 AM

    The Toronto General Hospital (TGH) is a significant teaching hospital in Toronto, Ontario. In 2019, Newsweek ranked TGH as seventh among the top-ten best hospitals globally and ranked 1st for research by Research Infosource for the 9th year in a row. Research Infosource Inc. is Canada's Source of R&D Intelligence and the R&D ecosystem.  

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    Tags: Green Building Technology, Featured Case Studies, Technical Tips

    Indoor Air Quality Measurement

    Posted on Tue,May 19, 2020 @ 08:30 AM
    Humans spend around 90% of their lifetimes inside closed rooms, therefore its essential to have a pleasant room climate. Air quality, in particular, has a significant impact on our health and well-being. Airtight building shells may well be superior in terms of energy, but they prevent natural air exchange. However, buildings can be fully automated using appropriate ventilation systems and sensors.
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    Tags: Pressure Independent Valves, Sensors

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