For many years, only large facilities such as high-rises, shopping malls, and larger office buildings were able to reap the benefits of building automation systems. While these building automation systems have become the new standard for larger facilities, the majority of small buildings owners have only one or two components, such as time clocks or programmable thermostats, employed in an effort to make their buildings safer and more efficient. Even with these measures, small buildings are still wasting energy and money on a regular basis. Thanks to the Andover Continuum small building automated solution, Advanced Control Corporation is able to increase small buildings’ comfort, safety, and energy efficiency.
Most of the energy waste small buildings suffer occurs during unoccupied hours, weekends, and holidays. By installing a small building solution that incorporates HVAC (temperature) control, lighting controls, and access control, small buildings of every type such as retail stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and smaller office buildings can significantly reduce energy costs while enhancing security and access control. Andover Controls’ integrated small buildings solution offers all of the benefits of TAC’s flagship continuum product line.
Small building automation solutions apply lighting control to reduce energy costs by up to 25%. Lighting control systems use time and zone controls to turn off lights in any area of a building that is unoccupied, relying on occupancy sensors to indicate when people move from area to area and switching the lights on or off accordingly. A basic control system for lighting and equipment switching is ideal for use in facilities where time-of-day control is managed from a time clock or centralized building management system, but fully automated control is also possible. Lighting control is available as a standalone or networked solution, and can be applied to indoor areas such as offices, cubicles, cafeterias, and storage areas as well as outdoor parking lots, garages, walkways, and signs.
Advanced Control provides industry-leading HVAC technology that can help you increase your small building’s energy efficiency and lower your costs. Temperature control lowers energy consumption by accurately monitoring and maintaining specified set points through building automation. Advanced Control’s small building automation solutions analyze energy use to provide energy savings while maintaining the comfort of the inhabitants. It also provides the capacity to receive, store and analyze metering and sensor data provided to optimize and track energy use.
Andover Controls’ integrated small buildings controller comes complete with eight custom inputs, two reader inputs for access control, and four outputs to operate locks, etc. The controller integrates with Continuum CyberStation or web.Client for complete monitoring and control needs, providing dynamic, graphical displays where users can analyze system alarms and live conditions. Users can change set points and alarm thresholds, or modify operating modes instantly. The controller is network-ready, hosting an Ethernet port and supporting TCP/IP, SNMP and built in web server. You can view your site information via a standard browser from anywhere in the world to with no additional software needed. Andover building automation is ideal for use in any location where low cost card-access, lighting, and HVAC control is essential, including single school and small campus environments.
Whether you have a single small building or an enormous multi-building facility, Advanced Control can customize an automated building solution to meet your needs. Advanced Control Corporation has been the industry leader in system integration, energy management, and building automation in South Florida since 1987. We have helped thousands of small, medium, and large buildings to increase their energy efficiency. Contact Advanced Control at 954-491-6660 and let one of our energy experts customize an integrated building automation solution for your company today.