Jane Braun

Jane Braun

Jane is a 25 year Schneider Electric employee with experience in both the Industry and Buildings business marketing communications teams. After receiving two Masters degrees from Boston University Jane was a Boston cable news anchor and subsequently a newspaper reporter. The colorful part of her career was in the 80s as the PR Manager for the rock band Boston during their Third Stage album comeback.

The Role of Device Level Control in Hospitals

You go to a hospital to get better. However, in reality hospitals make many patients sicker – sometimes fatally so. According to the Centers for Disease Control, hospital acquired infections… Read more »

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Is the School Building BMS Ready for School To Begin?

As the last days of summer pass all too quickly, students everywhere are readying themselves for the first day of school. The annual ritual usually involves a checklist that details… Read more »

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The Internet of Things and Device Level Control

The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been getting a lot of attention. That’s understandable since forecasts call for there soon to be tens of billions of connected devices. The… Read more »

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Schools: Avoid Over- and Under-Conditioned Air

School’s out for summer. That’s been the subject of songs and videos, as well as cooking shows. But for facility managers school is effectively out – and in – year… Read more »

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Trends in Device Level Control: Valves and Actuators in School

The first post in this series talked about how the passage of time has both hurt and helped sensors. On one hand, sensors age and get out of calibration. On… Read more »

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Trends in Device Level Control: Sensors in School

You may have a class reunion coming up. Or maybe you’ve just been to one. Something that everyone notices at any reunion – if enough time has passed since the… Read more »

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Valves Deserve Some TLC

The purpose of a building management system is to control and adjust the environmental systems to achieve a desired state while minimizing energy consumption. Variables such as changing occupancy, load… Read more »

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If Valves and Actuators Aren’t Healthy – Neither is the BMS

HVAC equipment including valves, actuators and sensors can account for approximately 35% of energy use in commercial buildings. Efficient, smart buildings manage those costs with reliable HVAC control devices that help… Read more »

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Save Energy and Boost Educational Spending

How to do more with less. That’s today’s lesson. For the second part of the equation, we turn to the National Association of State Budget Officers, which says that K-12… Read more »

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Valves: Unseen and Unsung Heroes

They don’t get the publicity a summer blockbuster brings. They don’t benefit from catchy and mysterious phrases about how to save the world. But, while unseen and unsung, valves are… Read more »

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