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Today's building automation systems (BAS) are doing more than just keeping occupants comfortable. They are performing mission critical functions, reporting operational performance data for facilities personnel, building energy efficiency and sustainability reports for building administrators, and tracking tenant metering data for property managers.

Since building technology is advancing so quickly, developing infrastructure that is flexible and adaptable is crucial to positioning your facility or campus for future growth and operational success. ESD's Steve Brown discusses the importance, challenges, and cornerstones of comprehensive and proactive controls master plans for educational institutions in his article “Controls Master Planning for Campuses.”

Read the article in School Construction News (pages 19-20).