White Papers http://asumag.com/taxonomy/term/38951/more en Five Best Practices to Improve Building Management Systems (BMS) Cybersecurity http://asumag.com/white-papers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity &ldquo;best practices&rdquo; to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans.</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity#comments White Papers Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:29:00 +0000 65761 at http://asumag.com Achieving Long-Term Efficiency Where it Counts http://asumag.com/white-papers/achieving-long-term-efficiency-where-it-counts <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Faced with maintaining and modernizing schools built in the 1950s and 1960s, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District (HLPUSD) partnered with Schneider Electric to tackle much-needed facility improvements and to achieve long-term energy efficiency by leveraging an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and a Proposition 39 grant from the State of California. This project is saving the district $800,000 a year, which is being reinvested in school improvements.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/achieving-long-term-efficiency-where-it-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/achieving-long-term-efficiency-where-it-counts#comments White Papers Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:21:00 +0000 65101 at http://asumag.com Building Sustainable Communities Where We Learn http://asumag.com/white-papers/building-sustainable-communities-where-we-learn <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the completion of a new industrial park, Marshall County anticipated rapid growth as businesses moved into the area, bringing families with new students to enroll in the district’s seven schools. Supporting sustainability efforts while preparing for community growth, this forward-thinking school district opted for a performance contract that will use energy savings to pay for much-needed facilities improvements.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/building-sustainable-communities-where-we-learn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/building-sustainable-communities-where-we-learn#comments White Papers Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:21:00 +0000 65091 at http://asumag.com Optimizing Buildings Using Analytics and Engineering Expertise http://asumag.com/white-papers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When fully utilized, Building Management Systems (BMS) offer facility managers many advantages. Harnessing building data to help correct root-cause energy inefficiencies is one area that is increasingly important yet challenging. This paper shows how leveraging BMS data through building data analytics software and combining it with expert engineering services creates actionable intelligence that can reduce HVAC energy costs by up to 30%.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/asumag.com/files/uploads/2016/05/schneider_LIO_Life-Green_RGB1.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 69px;" /></p> </div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise#comments White Papers Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:29:00 +0000 64961 at http://asumag.com Minimizing the Financial Impact of Emergency Work http://asumag.com/white-papers/minimizing-financial-impact-emergency-work <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Gordian </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Natural disasters and emergency situations can happen at any time and anywhere. All in the same year, severe storms cause flooding in the Southeast, tornadoes rip through the Midwest and drought and wildfires devastate the West. No place is immune to an emergency situation.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/minimizing-financial-impact-emergency-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/minimizing-financial-impact-emergency-work#comments White Papers Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:13:00 +0000 63361 at http://asumag.com Selecting a Building Management System (BMS) for Sites with a Data Center or IT Room http://asumag.com/white-papers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A data center or IT room uniquely alters the requirements of a building management system (BMS). This is primarily because of the criticality of IT and its dependence on facility infrastructure. IT&rsquo;s reliance on power and cooling systems makes a BMS an important part of a larger data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution that brings together Facilities and IT. The cooperation and information sharing better ensures uninterrupted and efficient operation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room#comments White Papers Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:21:00 +0000 63841 at http://asumag.com Preventative Maintenance Strategy for Building Operations – a Better Approach http://asumag.com/white-papers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Maintenance costs account for almost as large a percentage of a facility&rsquo;s operating budget as energy expenses. But usually this money is spent inefficiently with a reactive &ldquo;wait till it breaks&rdquo; approach. This white paper shows how a proactive, predictive maintenance approach coupled with analytics can reduce a building&rsquo;s maintenance and energy costs by up to 20%. The pros and cons of different approaches to maintenance are discussed, as well as practical guidance on deciding whether to develop a smart services plan in-house or outsource it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach#comments White Papers Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:25:00 +0000 63831 at http://asumag.com Advanced Heating Technology: Applying VRF in Cold Climates http://asumag.com/white-papers/advanced-heating-technology-applying-vrf-cold-climates <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Mitsubishi </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every year the seasons come and go. Predictability can be helpful, but seasonal challenges themselves can be plentiful and tedious. Winter arrives with its cold temperatures and disruptive precipitation. When it comes to heating our spaces - from office buildings to schools to health and wellness facilities - the challenge is to not just get the heating we need, but to do it effectively and efficiently.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/advanced-heating-technology-applying-vrf-cold-climates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/advanced-heating-technology-applying-vrf-cold-climates#comments White Papers Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:20:00 +0000 61541 at http://asumag.com Campus Access Control Advancements http://asumag.com/white-papers/campus-access-control-advancements <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by Blackboard </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="rtejustify"><img alt="" src="/site-files/asumag.com/files/uploads/2016/05/Screen%20Shot%202016-05-19%20at%2012.11.37%20PM%20copy_1.jpg" style="width: 135px; height: 175px; float: left; margin: 3px;" />Securing a college or university campus begins with keeping people out of facilities where they have no legitimate business&mdash;from an administration office to a dormitory or an equipment storeroom. But, it also means providing the appropriate access for students, faculty, and staff&mdash;at all times of the day and under varying circumstances.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/campus-access-control-advancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/campus-access-control-advancements#comments White Papers Thu, 19 May 2016 15:41:00 +0000 60251 at http://asumag.com K-12 Exec-Interview Mini eBook http://asumag.com/white-papers/k-12-exec-interview-mini-ebook <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider ESS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Financing infrastructure improvements can be a complicated business. That&#39;s why so many schools have relied on reputable energy services companies (ESCOs) and industry veterans like Tammy Fulop, vice president of Energy and Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric. In this exclusive executive interview, Fulop explains various alternative financing sources &mdash; and when they might make sense for your school district.</p> <p>In this article you will learn:</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/k-12-exec-interview-mini-ebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/k-12-exec-interview-mini-ebook#comments White Papers Tue, 03 May 2016 16:24:00 +0000 59321 at http://asumag.com