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Building Automation for 8A Contractor at Carlisle Barracks

October 18, 2020

How Conexus seamlessly coordinated sub-trades for project success Founded in 2005, Conexus is a building automation services company with a strong commitment to open systems, smart buildings, and customized solutions. Project Highlights Client: Gale Construction Company Application: Carlisle Barracks chiller & tower replacement Challenge: Trades coordination and maintaining operations Solution: Delegation of construction leadership role […]

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5 Problems With BACnet MS/TP

August 11, 2020

BACnet master slave token passing, or MS/TP, is a protocol frequently used in building automation systems (BAS). Developed by the HVAC industry association, ASHRAE, the BACnet MS/TP communications bus allows equipment from multiple vendors to communicate with a BAS. An open communication protocol like BACnet MS/TP is a fantastic advancement for building owners and the […]

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Upgrading to Distech Controls

April 28, 2020

Upgrade Your Building Automation System to Distech Controls If you’ve been considering upgrading your building automation system, now is the perfect time. When you trade up to a Distech System, you get 20% off equipment & software costs plus additional labor discounts. Orders must be submitted by December 15, 2020 to qualify. Click Below to Download […]

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Conexus Compliance with Governor Wolf’s Order

March 23, 2020

Closure of All Non-Life Sustaining Businesses To Conexus Customers and Colleagues: As of 8:00AM, Monday, March 23, 2020, in accordance with Governor Wolf’s order, all non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania are closed.  The order references a list of businesses that must close, and those that can remain open.  In compliance with the order, the Conexus […]

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Conexus Coronavirus Preparedness and Prevention

March 17, 2020

Covid-19 Preparedness and Prevention To Conexus Customers and Colleagues: Thank you for making Conexus part of your working family. Conexus is dedicated to ensuring the safety and health of our employees and clients by following all recommended guidelines to reduce the impact of the coronavirus. Conexus will continue to serve our customers as allowed by […]

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Sweater Weather: Preparing your Units for Dropping Temperatures

October 26, 2018

By Ryan Snyder – Service Manager Fall is officially here! This time of year is understandably a lot of people’s favorite. It is filled with bonfires, apple cider, sweatshirts, football, friends, and family. That list is enough to make even the biggest summer-loving enthusiast happily wrap a plaid scarf around their neck…and it didn’t even […]

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What’s your cheeseburger?

August 24, 2018

By Chris Boyd – Account Executive If I say, Golden Arches, there is likely no one reading this who wouldn’t immediately think of McDonald’s. It has been a staple in the fast food industry for nearly 80 years. In February, Reader’s Digest published an article in their Food Fun & News section revealing the First […]

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Congratulations to Mike Furlow

July 30, 2018

Conexus is pleased to announce that Mike Furlow has transitioned into a new position as Application Engineer/Estimator for Conexus.  Mike joined Conexus as a Service Technician in January of 2017.  We are excited to have him continue to provide solutions to our clients in this new role!

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Three questions to ask your BAS Partner

July 20, 2018

By Kurt Twiford – President/CEO I recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with a past customer over lunch. They have some new faces on their team who were not familiar with Conexus or our approach. I sat back and listened to an exchange between the client and my associate with a glint of pride and […]

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Building automation can benefit from machine learning

July 2, 2018

By Kyle Gable, C.E.M – Director of Technical Solutions Building automation systems may seem intelligent. In reality, they simply compare real-time input information to static code and parameters then control outputs. For those who are not familiar with the tech world, this probably sounds complicated. However, these types of systems are programmed by a technician […]

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A lifetime of exploration

May 14, 2018

By Russell Kolacek – Application Engineer When I was a child, I wanted to be an astronaut. I dreamed of how it would feel to wear one of those mysterious white space suits. I imagined strapping myself into a rocket and blasting into the atmosphere, leaving a fiery blaze of booming glory behind me. I […]

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Building community through face-to-face dialogue

April 26, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, Conexus’ own Christopher Boyd co-hosted the Advoz “Around the Table” banquet.  Held at The Eden Resort in Lancaster, it attracted more than 200 attendees. Advoz works to transform conflict and build community through face-to-face dialogue programs reversing violence and crime in Lancaster County and beyond.  The organization was founded in 2017 […]

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Treat everyone like they are your grandmother

April 20, 2018

Christopher Boyd – Account Executive “Treat everyone like they are your grandmother.” These are the words my father told me the day I started my first internship in 2006. They have stuck with me ever since he said them 12 years ago, but due to some unfortunate circumstances, have come to take on a different […]

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When weather wages war

March 8, 2018

Rusty Hennessey – Manager, Facility Management Solutions The car door slams shut. You tuck your chin further into your scarf and make a mad dash for the office doors. A cold front blew in last night and the early morning wind is simply brutal. The air hurts your face, your fingers feel like they are […]

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Celebrating Life’s Moments

February 20, 2018

Kurt Twiford, CEO I was greeted this morning by a birth announcement from one of my employees. Their first child, a boy, 7 lbs 3 oz. It reminded me of one of the most rewarding parts of business ownership – helping our team achieve their personal goals and make life better for themselves and their […]

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Leigh Twiford continues to Make Life Better

February 9, 2018

Many of you know that Chief Administration Officer, Leigh Twiford’s lifelong passion has been to make life better. In late 2017, she decided to pursue an opportunity to do just that outside of the Conexus family as entrepreneur-owner of FirstLight Home Care in the Harrisburg Region. FirstLight is an award-winning provider of non-medical home care […]

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Kyle Gable Earns Recognition in Local Club

February 5, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Kyle Gable, who recently earned the Competent Leader award through Toastmasters International’s leadership program. According to Toastmasters, Competent Leader status is earned by completing a series of rigorous assignments including serving in various club meeting roles, planning special events and mentoring new members. This is the first of two recognitions […]

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Innovation Showcase

January 27, 2018

Three days. 65,000+ HVAC and building systems professionals. 2100 vendors. 100 on-site seminars. An 86-year industry legacy. This is the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) and it is impressive. I am one of the 65,000 professionals who poured into McCormick Place in Chicago January 22-24, 2018. The energy was palatable as ideas, innovations […]

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Holidays Shine Brighter with Smart Tech

December 21, 2017

So it is a dark, rainy evening sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas in Central PA.  I have just settled in for the night, when I realize that the Christmas lights are still on, so I trudge across my slippery yard, inching my way down the long orange extension cord and pray for good grounding as […]

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The Internet of Things

October 13, 2017

Conexus exists in an exciting and scary space. Our industry overall is forecasted to grow anywhere from 15-20% annually between now and 2025. The challenge is understanding how to adapt to meet clients’ needs in a high-growth world with new competition, and make sure that we, as a trusted advisor, continually bring our customers best […]

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Run Your Race

September 13, 2017

At our employees’ suggestion, our company, Conexus, Inc., entered a team to run in the 2017 Penn State Chocolate Tour. As I was pounding away during the Tour’s 10K run, I was thinking about the similarities between running a race and leading a company. Leadership, time management, and efficient use of resources are all important […]

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