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Going Green: Sustainability Solutions

White Paper: Building Sustainability through Building Automation

Are you seeking sustainable facilities? Whatever is driving you toward this goal, building automation and controls systems can play a significant role in its achievement. Discover the benefits of building control systems and the related strategies that can be employed to achieve higher energy efficiency, lower operating and maintenance costs, better indoor air quality, and greater occupant comfort and productivity.


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Building Sustainability

Why Green Buildings Are Good

Many people mentally equate green buildings with energy savings, and reducing energy use is indeed important. However, being “green” is actually more comprehensive than “just” saving energy. Green buildings have reduced environmental footprints while still enhancing the indoor environmental quality. Green means getting more with less—more quality of life for building occupants while using less planetary resources. Doing so is also good for business…

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Saving Energy Matters

Benefits of Controls in Green Buildings

How can KMC Controls help you obtain higher energy efficiency, lower operating and maintenance costs, better indoor air quality, as well as greater occupant comfort…

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Saving Energy Matters

The What, Why, and How of Energy Management and Efficiency

Energy management and Efficiency is the key to controlling and reducing your organizations energy consumption. There are many compelling reasons why…

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Energy Efficiency and Efficiency

What’s Your IQ on IAQ and IEQ?

Are IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) and IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) the same thing? Many people confuse the two, but they are different (although overlapping) concepts…

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Saving Energy Matters

Controls and Green Building Certifications

Although any building may be built or retrofitted with various enhanced green characteristics, significant advantages exist in obtaining building certification by one of the “green” organizations, such as ENERGY STAR® and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System…

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Saving Energy Matters

Obtaining your LEED credentials

Credentials are essential in today’s competitive professional environment. If you want to be involved in any aspect of the green building arena, having the right credentials is vital.

In this concise, 30-minute free webinar, you’ll learn all that you need to know about obtaining your LEED-related credentials including the LEED Green Associate and the various types of LEED Accredited Professional.

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American Reinvestment & Recovery Act

Digital Building Automation Solutions

Zone control with Variable Air Volume controls (VAV)

Because buildings vary, it is important to choose a system that is right for the facility. The Variable Air Volume (VAV) system, which varies the volume of heated or cooled air to control room temperature is the most widely used commercial system on the market today. There are several variations on VAV implementations to solve the problem of zone control

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Zone control with Variable Air Volume controls

A Warm Welcome to Hospitality Options

Hotels, motels, and resorts have different needs for heating and cooling guest rooms compared to offices in commercial buildings. Occupancy in hotel rooms is much more sporadic than in traditional 8-to-5 office space. Easy and intuitive user control over the HVAC system, is essential for guest comfort…

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A Warm Welcome to Hospitality Options

Understanding Building Automation and Control Systems

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are centralized, interlinked, networks of hardware and software, which monitor and control the environment in commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. While managing various building systems, the automation system ensures the operational performance of the facility as well as the comfort and safety of building occupants…

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Understanding Building Automation and Control Systems

Small Building Automation (with the KMC Controls FlexStat)

From a single space to multiple zones in a building, KMC has many possible building automation solutions. Control temperature, humidity, even CO2 levels, and link that control to schedules and motion-based room occupancy for maximum energy efficiency…

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Small Building Automation Workflow

Web-Based Solutions

Across the web, anywhere in the world. Access controls using any of our web-accessible building automation system’s. KMC Controls offers both software and hardware solutions…

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Auto Addressing Simplifies Network Installation

What is MS/TP Auto MAC Addressing or simply auto addressing? It’s a means of automatically getting HVAC controllers to talk to each other on a network with little manual intervention…

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Motion Sensors for More Efficient Control

There’s no reason to heat or cool a room when nobody’s home. Programmed schedules work well for most days…except for vacations, sick days, business trips, long meetings, or any spaces with sporadic occupancy (e.g., hotel rooms). Now, however, you can easily have space temperature linked to motion-sensed occupancy…

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KMC Lighting Controls for “Watt” Matters to You

Lighting consumes between 15 and 40% of most buildings’ energy costs. Moreover, heat generated by lighting adds to the cooling load and energy used by the building’s HVAC system. With energy cost per watt continuing to climb, every watt of lighting saved adds up to big savings over the life of a building…

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Electronic and Pneumatic Control Solutions

Getting Physical with Actuators

Current Building Automation Systems consist of digital electronics. Within the network, components talk to each other in terms of varying voltages and currents. But something more is needed to interact with the real world of air and water flow. Actuators let you be in touch with physical world…

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Getting Physical with Actuators

Superior Flow Control with KMC Control Ball Valves

To regulate temperature inside buildings, Building Automation Systems often control the flow of hot and/or cold water inside the pipes of various kinds of HVAC devices. This modulation of the flow of water takes place inside a valve in response to a varying signal from the BAS. Of the types of valves that have been most often used in HVAC systems, ball valves have the advantages of being reasonably priced, durable, capable of easily handling high pressures and flows, and capable of manual override. However, they have lacked reliable precision for smoothly modulating flow across the entire control range…until now…

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Superior Flow Control with KMC Control Ball Valves

Pneumatics for the 21st Century

Air. What would we do without it? Many buildings are still operated by venerable air-powered controls, and KMC Controls supports the long legacy…

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Pneumatics Save Money

USA Quality and the Economy

American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA)

The Stimulus Bill. The Recovery Act. ARRA. All of these names fit the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act designed to offer funding assistance for public…

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American Reinvestment & Recovery Act