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Our products play a significant role in the construction, operation, maintenance, and performance of commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. In fact, we’ve been concerned with optimizing the performance of such buildings for decades through building automation and control. As a result, our knowledge base for these types of buildings tends to be quite broad.

Here, you’ll find answers and information based on our real-world experience and best practices.

Going Green: Sustainability Solutions

BAS Requirements for FDA-Regulated Environments

In the life science industry, FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 describes guidelines on electronic records and signatures, which have an impact on many critical aspects of building equipment and operations. This white paper discusses implementation of Building Automation Systems under these FDA regulations.

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BAS Requirements for FDA-Regulated Environments
White Paper: Oh, No! It’s ALIVE! (Or, Do We Really Want Smart Buildings?)

Enjoy this slightly irreverent view of building intelligence and discover three essential elements to achieving it — if you dare.

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Do We Really Want Smart Buildings?
White Paper: Pneumatic to Digital—Open System Conversion

If you have an aging pneumatics system, why would you want to convert some or all of it to a digital system? What are the benefits of doing so? Is conversion an all-or-nothing proposition…or is there an all-or-something middle ground as well? To go digital, do you have to give up air’s “open protocol” that allows for future-proofed flexible servicing options? This white paper explores those issues.

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Pneumatic to Digital—Open System Conversion
White Paper: Demand Control Ventilation Benefits for Your Building

Every building owner wants to cut energy costs…but can you do so while preserving (or even enhancing) employee health and productivity? Obtaining a "Goldilocks" level of ventilation is key to both, and DCV (Demand Control Ventilation) is the means to do so. This white paper is a basic primer on DCV and its benefits for your building.

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Building Sustainability
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
Like a Breath of Fresh Air: Using CO2 Sensors with Demand Control Ventilation

What is the best way to optimize ventilation for IAQ while minimizing energy usage in commercial buildings? Using CO2 sensors with DCV...

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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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TotalControl
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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Auto Addressing Simplifies Network Installation
Thinking about Thermostats

Too many thermostats, too little time to try them all. Here’s a brief primer on the different types of thermostats...

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Auto Addressing Simplifies Network Installation
KMC Sensors: Sensing Your Needs

So many sensors, so little time to understand them all. Here’s a brief primer on the different types of KMC sensors as well as the relationship between sensors, transmitters, transducers, and thermostats...

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KMC Sensors: Sensing Your Needs
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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How Hot Do You Feel?

How can 80° outdoors feel comfortable in one climate but hot in another? In a word...humidity. Thus, building automation systems need to monitor and control interior humidity as well as temperature...

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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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Smoke Control and Building Automation Systems

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. In a commercial building, a smoke control system is a combination of fans, dampers, warning devices, and other equipment that work together, in case of a fire, to contain smoke, save lives, and minimize property damage. This is done by controlling air flow in and around the smoke zone...

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Electronic and Pneumatic Control Solutions

Air Today, Digital Tomorrow: Pneumatic to BAS Conversions

Pneumatic controls are in many older buildings, but what is the best way to upgrade them to higher efficiency? Pneumatic-digital “hybrids” are often the least time-consuming and most cost-effective Building Automation System retrofit solutions...

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Air Today, Digital Tomorrow: Pneumatic to BAS Conversions
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
When Failure Is Not an Option: The Evolution of Fail-Safe Actuators

Fail-safe actuators are often used on crucial damper and valve applications that require protection from excessive temperatures, such as preventing coils from freezing or rooms from overheating. Back in the days when pneumatics ruled commercial HVAC controls, fail-safe protection was easy because pneumatic actuators are inherently fail-safe. When electric actuators began replacing pneumatics, however, things got more complicated...

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When Failure Is Not an Option: The Evolution of Fail-Safe 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
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