Fidelity Building Services Group Announces the Merger of Smart Building Technologies and HVAC Concepts

Two Premier Building Automation and Master Systems Integrators join forces creating one powerhouse company.

HUNT VALLEY, MD (December 19, 2023) – Fidelity Building Services Group (Fidelity BSG) proudly announces the strategic merger of Smart Building Technologies (SmartBT) and HVAC Concepts into one single company. This combination of two premier building automation and systems integration firms furthers Fidelity BSG’s ability to support facility engineers, managers, and owners with efficiency in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. markets.

With a longstanding partnership serving the same geographic market and offering the same Distech and Honeywell-Tridium product offerings, the consolidation of SmartBT and HVAC Concepts emerges as a natural evolution. The merger creates operational efficiencies and increases responsiveness. The combined entity will retain the Smart Building Technologies name and occupy the former HVAC Concepts headquarters. Mike Schmitz serves as the President of the new company and will lead this dedicated and talented team.

To celebrate the future, we have created a new Smart Building Technologies logo and visual identity. The new colors represent a broader focus, as Smart Building Technologies is a key component of Fidelity Energy & Sustainability, a nationwide group of energy experts that bring leading-edge solutions and intense focus on energy transitioning, building efficiencies and green building technologies. We are leading the way to meet the rising and complex demands of our customers by providing high-level consulting and end-to-end energy solutions. Join us in welcoming the new-look Smart Building Technologies into the fold.

About Fidelity Building Services Group

Fidelity Building Services Group (Fidelity BSG) is a leading national provider of technical building services and solutions for the commercial and industrial facilities market. Our product and service offerings include HVAC/Mechanical Services, Energy & Sustainability Solutions, Advanced Building Automation, and Emergency Power Systems. Our core markets are commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Fidelity BSG leaders are some of the most highly regarded individuals in the service, construction, and engineering communities. Collectively, we share a commitment to advancing the cause of building energy efficiencies, sustainable energy solutions, and service excellence.   

In 1945, Fidelity BSG was founded as a full-service mechanical engineering, contracting, and service company that introduced air conditioning, refrigeration, and process cooling to a new marketplace. The advent of air conditioning went on to revolutionize the entire building industry, and Fidelity BSG has been on the leading edge ever since. Today, through strategic acquisitions and partnerships, the Fidelity BSG geographic footprint has grown beyond the Mid-Atlantic, extending throughout the Northeast, South, Southeast, Midwest, and Gulf regions. We have over 2,600 Team Members, more than 70 locations serving 30 states, and over 75 years of excellence delivering Proactive, World-Class Service.

About Fidelity Energy & Sustainability

Fidelity Energy & Sustainability (FES) is a national energy and sustainability initiative that will revolutionize how energy-intensive facilities are transformed into sustainable environments. Solutions will provide measurable results for energy cost savings and greenhouse gas reduction for buildings in commercial, industrial, and institutional markets.

FES combines technical excellence with energy market knowledge that leads to extraordinary results. We accomplish this through traditional Energy-Efficiency Projects, Retro-Commissioning, HVAC & Controls Optimization, Electrification Initiatives, Decarbonization Planning, Renewable Energy Systems, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Master Planning, and Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) Project Development.

About Smart Building Technologies

As the leader in complete solutions for Building Automation Systems, Smart Building Technologies (SmartBT), A Fidelity Company, helps building engineers, building managers, and building owners operate with efficiency centered around Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our specialty is reinvigorating buildings with aged and outdated systems. For buildings with old systems, we provide the most comprehensive overhaul of inefficient systems in the industry. We do this by monitoring and correcting areas of the existing system that are losing heat and energy, prior to connecting all components to a central automated control mechanism to ensure the highest level of energy efficiency.

Smart Building Technologies is the industry leader in Building Automation Systems, Energy Management Systems, Facility Monitoring Services, Critical Systems Monitoring, and Smart Lighting Solutions. We utilize Open Protocol Technologies to integrate all systems and manufacturers, meaning that existing equipment can be integrated into an established Building Automation System.