Palm Beach State College has gone green, really green. The new technical education center at Glades campus is their first building constructed entirely to the Gold LEED standards of the U.S. Green Building Council. The two story, 33,982 square foot building includes classroom areas for automotive learning, criminal justice corrections, construction trades specialists, and cosmetology. Advanced Control Corporation is proud to be a partner with Palm Beach State College and green building in South Florida.
Advanced Control understands that energy consumption at colleges and universities has a large impact on both financial and environmental interests. New construction, aging infrastructure, financial constraints, increasing energy costs, and environmental responsibility are motivating institutions to re-evaluate their energy demand and related conservation programs. In a time of growing concern about increasing tuition costs and greater competition for qualified students, institutions must take every measure possible to reduce this large line-item in the budget.
The system provided by Advanced Control Corporation for Palm Beach State College controls and monitors all of the air handling units, variable air volume boxes, indoor air quality (CO2), indoor relative humidity, exhaust air system, and the chilled water system. The new center saves 29 percent in energy costs. No building is too big or too small for some money saving automation by Advanced Control.
Advanced Control was thrilled to hear that green buildings were not enough for Palm Beach State College; they are teaching green construction technology. Palm Beach State College has incorporated green building technology into all three of their construction programs. This program assures that sustainable construction knowledge is acquired by all students completing the new programs. The college has also established the Institute for Energy & Environmental Sustainability (IEES) to meet the community’s need for a highly-trained workforce in emerging green Industry sectors such as: renewable energy, clean technology, smart grid operations, alternative transportation, and energy efficiency.
How green is your building? Call Advanced Control Corporation today and let one of our experts customize an energy management system for your company. Advanced Control provides building automation in South Florida, as well as energy management, access control, CCTV solutions and more. For more information, call 954-491-6660 today.