MiaGreen Expo & Conference, the leading Green trade, professional, and educational convention for the Southeast Florida, Latin American, and Caribbean markets, took Miami by storm earlier this month. Known as “The Green Convention of the Americas,” the expo combined intensive educational programs, networking situations, and the marketing opportunities of a major trade show into an amazing two-day experience in beautiful Miami Beach. Event categories included Green Building & Remodeling, Renewables – highlighting Solar, Clean Technologies, and Water and Air Sustainable Solutions. A new industry profile, Machinery, Equipment, and Tools serving the aforementioned categories, was introduced this year. Continue reading “MiaGreen Expo & Conference Recap” »
Do you know any unsung green heroes doing award-worthy work? Are you one yourself? It is time to get some recognition! Urban Green, a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, is accepting submissions for this year’s EBie Awards™. The contest, as described by the EBie website, is “a nationwide juried competition for people working in Existing Buildings who have made great strides in improving environmental performance but whose accomplishments may otherwise go unheralded.” The competition is open to building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents and other professionals who conceived and implemented work that significantly increased environmental performance in existing buildings. Continue reading “EBie Award‘s 2012” »
It is a big week in the automation world as the top automation and control professionals gather in Orlando to hear from industry legends and learn about the future technologies and techniques in their field. The specialists, Carlos, Matt, and David from Advanced Control Corporation are there and will be bringing back the last technology to South Florida.
This premier annual gathering for ISA Automation Week 2012 is an extensive technical conference and supplier exhibition. It serves as the premier annual gathering of process and discrete automation and control professionals to network and benefit from their collective experience and expertise. The four day conference will feature poster sessions, standards briefings, and technology solutions theaters. The 2012 ISA Fall Training Institute will also be taking place during this event covering 22 of ISA’s most popular courses.
By participating in events such as ISA Automation Week, Advanced Control Corporation continues to be the leading provider of building automation, access control, system integration and CCTV systems and service in South Florida. As the technology in building automation continues to improve and evolve so do the experts at Advanced Control!
The experience of the principals of Advanced Control Corporation , who have participated in several of the pioneering advances of our industry combined with experience providing systems and services effectively to hundreds of facilities spanning three continents, makes Advanced Control Corporation the most trusted provider of building automation, access control, lighting control, and CCTV solutions in the South Florida market. This depth of experience and daily involvement by Advanced Control Corporations principals is a large reason for their success over the past twenty plus years.
Contact Advanced Control Corporation today and let one of our experts show you the new developments in building automation and energy management.
It is back to school time and time to get involved the Green Apple Day of Service. On Sept. 29, 2012, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council will host the first ever Green Apple Day of Service. For one day, advocates from across the country and around the world will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by taking real action in their communities.
When you look at our schools, you see outdated buildings in need of repair, often with unsafe toxins with no budgets to fix the problems. With more than 700 million children in a school building each day, there is no questioning the enormity and urgency of the task. The Center for Green Schools was established to drive the transformation of all learning environments into safe, engaging and comfortable facilities that enhance a kid’s ability to learn and a teacher’s ability to teach.
The Green Apple Day of Service will bring together individuals and communities to make changes in their schools and surrounding areas, and there are plenty of ways for you to get involved with this effort. If your local school does not have an event scheduled, help them get started. From energy, water and lighting audits, to planting a garden, painting a mural to a cleanup- there is something for everyone. Join the concerned communities from South Africa to Canada; Korea to Brazil, every school can be better served by our commitment on this day.
Advanced Control is excited to see the world wide support this event is generating for our children’s educational spaces. Advanced Control Corporation is a member of the US Green Building Council and a leader in energy management building solutions in South Florida. Our first green project was on the Broward Community College South Regional Library, so an initiative that brings the sustainable movement together with schools is especially important to us. Advanced Control also contributed to the greening of Palm Beach State College. The system provided by Advanced Control Corporation for the college controls and monitors all of the air handling units, variable air volume boxes, indoor air quality (CO2), indoor relative humidity, exhaust air system, and the chilled water system. The new center saves 29 percent in energy costs. Advanced Control Corporation has over 20 years of designing, installing and servicing building automation systems that have added to the sustainability of several thousand buildings in Florida. For more information on how we can make your school or other facility more energy efficient, contact us today at 954.491.6660.
The London Olympics are going green. No, the medals will still be gold, silver, and bronze but this Olympics is being called the greenest Olympics yet. Environmental expert Dan Epstein, Head of Sustainability for the upcoming London Games, had the task of living up to the promise of “the most sustainable Olympics ever.”
The 80,000-seat stadium that will be used for many events including the opening and closing ceremonies is a combination of a permanent and temporary structure and can easily be taken apart after the games. Currently there are plans in place to dismantle around 70% of the Olympic stadium, pack it up and send it on. It is the lightest Olympic Stadium ever built, and the roof has been fabricated from a PVC fabric, helping with the weight issue while keeping costs low. The structure supporting the roof is 2,500 tons of steel tubing that came from old recycled lines.
“It’s designed in a very unique way to be the first stadium that can be de-mountable,” Epstein said. “So 55,000 seats plus the whole roof structure are literally designed to be taken down after the Games and to be reused elsewhere or to be recycled. So we’ve designed a stadium that will leave a 25,000 seat athletic structure – which is what we need, we don’t have one of those in the city – as a legacy. But we don’t want any white elephants.”
Basketball is not a huge sport in Britain and there is no natural demand for a permanent construction of a basketball arena. The 12,000-seat basketball arena is a completely temporary stadium that will be taken down after the Olympics and be used somewhere else; possibility for the next summer Olympic games in Brazil. The permanent construction cost of a basketball arena is about 3-4 times of this temporary one and the building time was much shorter.
As a leader in building automation and energy management, Advanced Control Corporation is delighted to learn about green initiative by the 2012 London Olympic Games. If you are considering taking your building green and saving money, contact Advanced Control Corporation today. From LEED certification to lighting control and air quality control to energy management or small building solutions, Advanced Control has the knowledge, skill and expertise to find the ideal solution for your company. To learn more, call 954.491.6660 today.