Building Management Systems

Building Management Systems

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VS Energy takes an in depth look into the good, bad, and ugly of commercial building management systems.


A dive into Boilers
Oct 1 • 45 min
In this episode Mark, Rich, and Clay discuss Boilers. We cover the different types, applications, control strategies, and much much more through the episode. This seemingly simple piece of equipment has a multitude of different applications and magnitudes…
Challenges and Opportunities of Education in the MEP Field
Sep 23 • 63 min
In this episode Mark and Clay bring on a special guest/college professor to discuss challenges and opportunities of education in the MEP field. We discuss both ends of the spectrum (college and industry) education and outline what some main challenges…
Absorption Chillers
Sep 9 • 70 min
Mark, Clay, Rich, and Nick dive into an in depth conversation regarding absorption chillers…..some may say that there is magic happening inside these machines, but our team of experts breaks down the chemistry and physics behind the outer shell to help…
Chillers
Aug 31 • 59 min
In this episode Mark, Clay, Rich, and special guest Nick from our commissioning podcast series discuss chillers in depth. We cover the physics behind mechanical refrigeration and cover the positives and negatives of all different types of chillers…
BMS Systems and Security with Hurricane Technologies
Aug 24 • 50 min
Join us for an in depth discussion regarding network security. We bring on good friends and technology partners Tom and Shawn from Hurricane Technologies to discuss the ins and outs of network security. We dive into some specific threats and the ways to…
Instrumentation Quality in BMS Systems
Aug 17 • 40 min
In this episode Mark, Rich, an Clay discuss the importance of quality instrumentation in a Building Management System. We cover the different requirements for accuracy and other characteristics such as repeatability, hysteresis, and linearity in different…
BACnet Success Story - Greater Rochester International Airport
Aug 10 • 43 min
In this episode Mark and Clayton bring on a good friend and very talented Architect/Engineer Fabio Bendana to discuss the Greater Rochester International Airport BACnet Success Story. We cover the automation portion of the project from inception to…
PID Control Loop Tuning
Jul 31 • 49 min
In this episode Clay, Mark, and Rich discuss the importance of proper control loop tuning. We discuss the three different closed control loops P (proportional), PI (proportional and integral), and PID (proportional, internal, and derivative) and the…
IT Challenges with Large Scale Integrations
Jul 27 • 49 min
Mark, Clay, and Rich discuss the various IT challenges with large scale BMS integrations. Often times the IT network is overlooked in BMS network design, this can pose many challenges throughout a project and for many years after a project. Some key…
BMS Systems and Energy Conservation
Jul 20 • 51 min
Mark, Clayton, and Rich discuss BMS systems and energy conservation in this episode. The Building Management System is a very powerful tool and when utilized properly can be a very effective means of implementing a multitude of energy management…
BMS Systems and High Level Integrations
Jul 14 • 37 min
Mark, Clayton, and Rich discuss BMS systems and high level integrations. Today’s high performance facilities often utilize the Building Management System as a means to integrate traditionally disparate systems. Essentially a BMS can act as a data…
Specifying High Performance Open Systems
Jul 9 • 49 min
Mark and Clayton discuss the process of specifying high performance open systems. Often times specifiers can write specifications that leave key aspects of a project open to interpretation including installation methods, hardware selection, and project…
IoT vs. Dedicated In House BMS Networks Part 2
Jun 24 • 41 min
Mark, Clayton, and Rich continue the discussion on IoT vs. dedicated in house networks for BMS. We re-cap some key points of the last episode and get right to the groups biggest concern with IoT…….security. Our team of experts covers the main security…
IoT vs Dedicated In house BMS Networks
Jun 19 • 47 min
Mark, Clayton, and Rich discuss IoT based Building Management Systems in detail. We cover some key advantages of IoT in BMS such as reduced installation and wiring costs along with some shortfalls such as increased network management requirements when…
Design of Open Systems For High Performance Retrofits of Existing Systems
Jun 16 • 40 min
VS Energy bring on subject matter expert guests Rich and Fabio. We have Fabio introduce himself and then dive into what the key element to a successful design is….boots. From there our experts use their combined many years of experience to discuss the…
Basics of Open System Operation and Functionality
Jun 16 • 41 min
Mark, Clayton, and Rich discuss the basics of open system operation and functionality. We start our discussion with what a “standard system” is and how even though a BMS system can use open protocols it does not necessarily mean it is “open”. We give…
The Evolution of Building Management Systems
Jun 11 • 45 min
Mark, Clayton, and Rich discuss the evolution of the building management system. Our subject matter experts Mark and Rich discuss the BMS industry and the drastic changes they have seen in their lifetimes. We start off the podcast with the concept of…
Introduction to BMS with VS Energy
Jun 10 • 31 min
VS Energy and our subject matter expert guest Rich introduce the BMS Podcast series. We will take some time for business and personal introductions and then dive into discussing how there is often not the expertise required for complex BMS projects within…