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Integration Myths, Lies and Misconceptions
More and more projects are involving the integration of more systems and/or equipment, many whose function is not for HVAC.

Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis
Building Intelligence Group

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Engineered Systems 
May Issue - Column

More and more projects are involving the integration of more systems and/or equipment, many whose function is not for HVAC.  This is a good trend, as long as there is value from the integration.  Of course with this trend comes the challenges of learning about new systems, but, more importantly, there is usually a need to educate the system/equipment representatives about the part they need to play in integration (you may even be helping them learn about the integration solution that they didn’t even know existed).  And then there are the many myths, lies and misconceptions that seem to sprout forth whenever the scope of our integration goals grows.

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Some of these myths, lies and misconceptions may be seen by some as are debatable truths, some seem to be rooted in a lack of education, while others are driven by marketing hype.  So in no particular order:

Keep these in mind on your next ambitious integration project – we do (though the list seems to always grow, morph and/or recycle)!




About the Authors

Paul and IraPaul and Ira first worked together on a series of ASHRAE projects including the BACnet committee and Guideline 13 – Specifying DDC Controls. The formation of Building Intelligence Group provided them the ability to work together professionally providing assistance to owners with the planning, design and development of Intelligent Building Systems. Building Intelligence Group provides services for clients worldwide including leading Universities, Corporations, and Developers. More information can be found at www.buildingintelligencegroup.com  We also invite you to contact us directly at Paul@buildingintelligencegroup.com or ira@buildingintelligencegroup.com






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