In 2018, HVAC manufacturers not only reported sales growth, they expect that trend to continue this year. What that doesn’t tell you is how building automation is changing the game.
Modern building automation makes use of programmable logic controllers and computers to monitor big data and take control of a building’s energy use, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting, and other systems.
The goal is improved comfort for occupants, reduced energy consumption, reduced costs, and extended life-cycles for utilities.
Higher comfort. Less life-time cost. Those two factors alone make building automation an attractive investment for new construction and retrofit projects. Another attractive factor is preemptive maintenance.
In a “smart building” where automated controllers are reading temperatures, humidity, pressure, current flow, air flow, and other essential factors, trouble components and areas come to light more quickly and are repaired before higher costs or long-term damage occurs.
Building automation systems become more sophisticated every year, taking into account things like:
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is contributing to building automation in a big way. Today, almost any device from any manufacturer can be integrated into the energy system of a smart building.
For example, a room controller can be used by the occupants to adjust temperature, lighting, and window shade settings, then when the room is unoccupied, the controller checks back with the central system for the proper low energy configuration.
Such controllers can adjust the environment in a room prior to scheduled meetings or vary heating and cooling settings based on historical data or real-time occupancy data.
Types of sensors available today include sensors for occupancy, temperature, humidity, pressure, current, dew point, and economizer sensors (used to control the amount of fresh air supplied to a space for cooling and to maintain acceptable C02 levels).
Many of these sensors are becoming wireless, taking advantage of secure wireless networking in a way which makes them easier to install and maintain, especially in retrofit situations.
The wealth of real-time data available to the controllers in a building automation system allow today’s BAS systems to observe day-to-day operation, make local and zone adjustments, and manage equipment to reduce unnecessary energy use.
The ability of systems to observe use patterns over time leads to adaptive learning. Using adaptive learning, systems compare internal temperature, outside air conditions, and equipment capabilities so that the HVAC can be turned on in time to ensure occupancy comfort when needed.
When architects and designers look to building automation, they often choose spiral duct as the most effective and aesthetically pleasing choice for new construction.
The reasons are clear:
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When it comes to serving today’s high-end HVAC projects, TCG has positioned itself as a comprehensive service partner able to deliver the highest quality ductwork backed up by an array of cost and labor-saving services that put you ahead of the game and ahead of your competition.
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Throughout the entire process we work to optimize the number of standard lengths of duct and minimize the number of joints and fittings.
We’ve seen automation and improved workflow processes deliver real cost savings between 30% and 35%. In an industry where labor is becoming scarcer and more valuable by the day. Want to hear more, call us at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today.
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