Change In Daylight-Savings Time Could Cause Headaches For Building Systems

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), a comprehensive package of energy legislation setting new rules for everything from offshore oil exploration to energy consumption in commercial buildings, includes a little-discussed change that could create major headaches for computer-controlled building management systems and other date-sensitive technologies throughout the United States six weeks from now.

EPAct extended the length of daylight-savings time (DST) by about four weeks. The legi

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