Intelligent building design is based on the principle of interoperability – the ability to cause disparate systems to act together for a common goal. The goal of intelligent building design is to have all the systems in a building working together, sharing information and interacting to create a comfortable, responsive environment that uses energy efficiently and effectively. Ideally, intelligent building design begins at the inception of a structure, with all the systems in a building coming from a single manufacturer so they have the same protocol and use the same operating system. In most existing buildings, systems have been added piecemeal, so they use different protocols and are unable to communicate with each other. The challenge for intelligent building design in Fort Lauderdale is to integrate these different systems into a harmonious whole.
Advanced Control Corporation designs intelligent building solutions that can achieve seamless integration of all the systems in your building, even when differing manufacturer protocols and incompatible operating systems have rendered the systems unable to communicate with each other. We use advanced building automation solutions that employ various open protocols to communicate with the HVAC, lighting, and other critical building systems regardless of their make, model, or manufacturer. Our comprehensive integrated solutions work in tandem with the latest open protocol standards while communicating with an installed base of legacy systems that use various different proprietary protocols. Advanced Control’s building automation systems are able to interface with other manufacturer’s systems, linking them so they can communicate with all the systems in the building, sharing information between all the component systems including HVAC systems, lighting controls, fire alarms, air handlers, CCTV systems, and more.
If you have systems in your facility that lack an open standard to communicate, Advanced Control can still create a fully integrated system for you. We have a list of over 200 third party communication drivers, including many proprietary protocols. TAC embraces BACnet, an open ASHRA/ANSI/ISO standard providing the opportunity for building systems to interoperate with each other to take full advantage of BACnet’s data sharing, trends, scheduling, alarm tactics, and device management services. From the BACnet operator’s workstation to the building controller, down to the simplest terminal controller, Advanced Control can provide the highest level of interoperability at every level. Our IT-friendly system supports all the major communication, desktop IT, and building automation standards such as email, SNMP, HTML, Active-X and XML through TCP/IP, OPC, LonWorks, BACnet, and Ethernet.
The intelligent building solutions that Advanced Control creates offer many benefits for both building owners and tenants. When all of the building’s systems work together as a unified solution, the building is able to use resources more efficiently and create a more secure environment. For example, when sensors register that a building section is unoccupied, your intelligent building solution will turn off lights in that area and adjust the HVAC system to use less energy while that section is empty. Building owners benefit from having a higher value building with enhanced leasing potential, while tenants can enjoy lowered energy costs, and a more secure and comfortable environment.
Are you ready to see the benefits an intelligent building design can bring to your facility? The experienced technicians at Advanced Control Corporation can design an intelligent building solution that incorporates the latest building automation, energy management, access control, and CCTV technology to give you complete control of your facility. Contact Advanced Control Corporation today at 954.491.6660 to discover how intelligent building design can transform the way you manage your building’s operations.