Buildings magazine’s article, “What to Expect from HVAC Cleaning,” discusses how cleaning your HVAC system not only improves air quality but will run more efficiently, lowering your energy bill. The article recommends cleaning your HVAC system every 2-5 years to ensure the evaporator coil remains clean and the system operates efficiently. Learn more about properly cleaning your building’s HVAC system.
Buildings magazine’s article, “IBM Survey Reveals How Efficient U.S. Buildings Really Are,” discusses a survey of over 6,400 completed by IBM that U.S. office buildings are behind the times in industry capabilities for energy efficient buildings.
Building Operation Management magazine’s article, “Public School Facility Managers Can Use Energy Management Campaign to Spur Savings,” provides free and low cost ideas for facility managers to try and reduce energy costs.
Building magazine’s article, “Preventing Problems with Building Controls” discusses all the things that can go wrong with your building automation system and the expenses that follow. To save time and money, integrate the system on a single platform for maximum efficiency and cost reduction.
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director
April 19, 2010
QA Graphics, an industry leader in the design of control system graphics, is pleased to announce the expansion of their graphic outsourcing capabilities to provide the building controls industry with a range of custom 3D graphic solutions that can be utilized by most building automation systems (BASs).
One of QA Graphics’ core competencies is providing comprehensive graphic outsourcing services for the building automation industry, allowing the customer to spend less time assembling BAS graphics and HVAC graphics, and further distinguish themselves in the market. The company works with a number of control system providers and designs custom graphics for several of the industry’s largest control system manufactures. QA Graphics creates system graphics for almost every type of building automation system, providing building automation graphics that are more appealing and realistic than can be created with BAS software. Users look to QA Graphics to continually access high-end system graphics that accurately represent mechanical control drawings and provide a competitive advantage in the industry. QA Graphics is experienced with most building automation systems, including:
• Johnson Controls, Inc.
• KMC Controls
• Reliable Controls
• Siemens Building Technologies
QA Graphics’ outsourcing solutions are developed by their in-house design team of trained mechanical engineers to ensure the graphics are accurate and fit the user’s needs. The company offers four levels of graphic solutions, with or without animations, to provide a solution for any graphic requirement. The graphics capabilities include:
Created with Existing Graphics: Graphics can be developed using a customer’s existing symbols, allowing the customer to utilize their time elsewhere and receive custom graphics that can easily be integrated with their existing graphics.
3D Orthographic (Schematic)
Graphics are represented in a schematic view, similar to control drawings, so that parts of the system graphic (such as an air handling unit or remote terminal unit) can be moved to other locations without the image looking distorted. These graphics are developed using images from QA Graphics’ 3D BAS Symbol Library, which is a set of static and animated symbols that many control system providers purchase to consistently create their own high-end graphics.
3D Perspective (Schematic)
Graphics are represented in a schematic view, similar to control drawings, so that the systems show a vanishing point. These high-end graphics provide a competitive advantage in the controls industry.
Graphics are custom developed so that the system is represented as if it were being viewed in real life. The photo-realistic system graphics include a great amount of detail and offer users a high-end position in the controls industry.
Samples of system graphics can be viewed at: http://www.qagraphics.com/graphic-services/graphic-outsourcing. QA Graphics also provides the building industry with a number of services, including floor plan development, drafting services and 3D development.
About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is an innovative graphic development company specializing in control system graphics for the building automation industry. The company is a leader in the design of custom graphical user interfaces (GUI), energy dashboards, 3D design/animation and drafting services. QA Graphics also offers website development and multimedia solutions.