3 Must-Have Tools for HVAC Technicians in 2022

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Dec 15, 2021 3:43:54 PM

The new year is coming up fast, and HVAC technicians will need to be prepared for another year of change in the facilities management field. Many manufacturers have experienced supply chain difficulties that have affected the availability and cost of raw materials, equipment, parts, and supplies. Regulations continue to evolve as well, with an increased focus on the HFC phase-down and total energy efficiency.

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, HVAC

Fight Back Against HVAC Obsolescence in Higher Education

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Nov 29, 2021 10:52:40 AM

Every piece of university facilities equipment will become obsolete eventually. And if it doesn’t make it to a point of natural obsolescence, it’s probably because you’ve needed to replace it or upgrade it due to reduced efficiency or breakdowns. This cycle is, on some level, unavoidable.

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Topics: BACnet, HVAC

ODIN Simplifies Multi-Site & Multi-System Medical Building Management

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jul 16, 2021 5:06:03 PM

Many healthcare organizations maintain expansive buildings with multiple wards, separate outbuildings, multi-building campuses, or even additional locations in other towns and cities. This can make medical building management into notoriously complex work. 

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, Remote Building Controls

The Aging Facility Management Workforce & Your Hospital HVAC System

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jul 1, 2021 7:45:45 PM

Figures from the IFMA show that the average facilities management professional is now 49 years old, with 28 years of experience (including 16 in facilities management). This is older than the median age of the general workforce by 8 years. 

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, Remote Building Controls, HVAC

4 Key Building Analytics Metrics for University Building Managers

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 29, 2021 3:24:50 PM

Data has had an elevated role in building management since the era of the Internet of Things began. University building managers have always been tasked with keeping campus facilities running in a cost-efficient and safe manner that is conducive to the learning environments of higher education.  What was once a largely manual process of ‘tending to the farm’ is now handled with robust arrays of sensors that feed data into complex building automation and building analytics software

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, Remote Building Controls

3 Tips for Managing Campuses With Different Communication Protocols

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 29, 2021 3:13:11 PM

The modern universal BACnet protocol is the current gold standard in building automation, keeping things simple and streamlined for facilities managers and technicians. However, if your campus features a legacy system composed of older protocols like Modbus and Lonworks, you may be juggling multiple systems, log-ins, and headaches throughout the day.

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, Remote Building Controls

How BACnet Portability is Making Building Managers' Lives Easier

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 29, 2021 3:04:36 PM

The original objective of the BACnet protocol was to revolutionize device interconnectivity by providing one standard set of communication rules. No matter the manufacturer, all devices using the BACnet protocol would work with your building’s BAS. This goal was promptly realized as the use of BACnet spread to building monitoring systems far and wide.

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Topics: BACnet, Remote Building Controls

Guest Article: Interoperability Update: ODIN Building Automation System

Posted by The S4 Group on Feb 23, 2021 10:44:00 AM

Originally published on TheS4Group.com

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Topics: BACnet

Seamlessly Manage Your Buildings With Cloud Access Management

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jun 17, 2019 8:13:00 AM

Building owners and operators know full-well how essential it is to keep their sites running smoothly and securely. However, with multiple systems in need of supervision and various employees who need access to those systems, it can be difficult for a single building manager to delegate specific tasks to the right people efficiently.

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Topics: BAS, BACnet

3 Reasons to Grow Your Investment in BACnet Controls

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jun 14, 2019 8:32:00 AM

BACnet controls rank among the most valuable and intuitive developments in the world of building automation. As the future of smart buildings continues to come at us, investing in automation and capitalizing on BACnet software is becoming more crucial than ever.

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Topics: BACnet

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