The Benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices in HVAC

    Posted on Tue,Aug 11, 2020 @ 05:04 PM
    You can break down the basic functionality of a classical Building Management System (BMS) system into three essential functions: control, monitoring, and configuration. Control algorithms look at sensor inputs and occupancy data to determine when to modulate or turn on and off valves, fans, and dampers. Monitoring allows viewing inputs, outputs, and diagnostic alarms in real-time or through historical logs to verify that the system is controlling as desired. The configuration is the process of changing settings and modifying how the algorithms are applied and to what data points. There is a fourth function, analytics, and optimization, provided by a secondary system with access to all of the same data as the BMS. Its purpose is to analyze patterns and trends in the data to provide meaningful indicators of building performance and provide opportunities for improvement.  
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    Tags: Green Building Technology, Technical Tips

    One of the Largest Solar Power Generating Systems in Connecticut

    Posted on Tue,Aug 04, 2020 @ 09:00 AM
    Belimo Americas headquarters in Danbury, Connecticut, is commissioning an 877kW DC solar power generating system. The installation is one of the largest solar power installations in Connecticut and will meet 25% of the building’s electricity demand. Belimo along with Dynamic Energy will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 11 at 11:00 AM on the rooftop of 33 Turner Road in Danbury, Connecticut. 
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    Belimo Donates to ASHRAE Global Headquarters Renovation Project

    Posted on Tue,Jul 28, 2020 @ 09:40 AM
     
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    The Foundation of Comfort

    Posted on Tue,Jul 21, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

    Belimo is excited to announce the release of new Room Sensors, which complement the existing sensor product range. The Belimo Room Sensors measure temperature, humidity, and CO₂ in a wall-mounted design offering high accuracy and fast response. The sensors are maintenance-free and provide long-term reliability for a comfortable room environment. Integrated with Near Field Communication (NFC) allows for fast programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting with the Belimo Assistant App and a smartphone. The product series consists of Temperature, Temperature with Setpoint, Temperature and Humidity, and Temperature, Humidity, and CO2. Key features include

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    Tags: Product Updates, Sensors

    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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    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

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