Getting to Know Your Building Automation System

Energy breakdown visualization
I last discussed certification in the industry and the basic components of Building Automation Systems (BAS). Earth Rangers employs Schneider Electric’s brand of commercial BAS called Andover Continuum. (Figure 1) Much like the brain is the control center of the human body, the BAS at
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Staying at the Forefront of Green Building Technology

Building automation
Hello again. In my last post I talked about what led me to the Earth Rangers Center and learning about some of the systems and technologies of this smart building. The field of green technology is growing and new systems and concepts are being introduced on a regular basis. To keep up
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Getting Started in Green Building Technology

Hello and thank you for stopping by the Earth Rangers Centre blog. My name is Julian and I am a Building Operator at the Earth Rangers Centre (ERC). As an Environmental Engineering graduate of Seneca College and a Certified Engineering Technician under the Ontario Association of Certi
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The Earth Rangers Centre Recognized by CaGBC

A leader in energy efficiency, the Earth Rangers Centre is honoured to have been recognized by the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter with an Innovation in LEED for Existing Buildings Award. These awards recognize projects and individuals that demonstrate advancement in the green building
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Geothermal: An Energy Efficient Model for Comfort

The temperature outside is constantly changing, but the temperature of the earth a few meters below the surface stays constant throughout the year.  This means that no matter the outside temperature, the ground always provides the same temperature. When designing the Earth Rangers Cen
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Technology to Keep Your Growing Business Growing

The Earth Rangers Centre (ERC) is proud to be a showcase for exciting new technology as a result of a partnership between Cisco, a leader in innovation and information technology, and Schneider Electric, a leader in building technology and energy efficiency. As with any growing organi
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Our Supporters Announce New Partnership

The Earth Rangers Centre was host to a special event for our partners, Cisco and Schneider Electric, on Thursday, March 20, 2014. At the event, Collaboration for a Sustainable Future, Cisco and Schneider Electric announced their Canadian partnership that will create new opportunities
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Add a Green Roof, The Benefits are Priceless

The Earth Rangers Centre features many green building technologies – some save energy, some reduce our impact on water resources and some reduce the facility’s impact on the surrounding habitat. Few green building strategies provide benefits across all of these categories, with the ex
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Project iRestore: An Action Plan for Conservation

As a highly efficient green building, the Earth Rangers Centre (ERC), located on the grounds of the Kortright Conservation area, is committed to integrating our sustainability mindset into the adjacent habitat. When we first began to look at the habitat surrounding Earth Rangers almos
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Are Leaky Doors and Windows Sabotaging Your Indoor Heating?

Have you ever stood next to an old window in the winter?  Or felt a draft from a door in your house? If so, you’re not alone – whether at home or work. It’s common sense that a building’s envelope plays a major part in the energy use and thermal comfort of the building. Fortunately, t
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