Control System Design and Optimization
The control systems that are typically used to operate building systems, including both mechanical and electrical systems and equipment, play a major role in determining overall energy efficiency and space comfort conditions. Proper control system design definition, implementation, commissioning, and optimization is critical to a successful building system installation or upgrade. Since these types of upgrades are frequently a low-cost energy saving option, they are a basic part of our retrocommissioning program and typically pay for themselves in less than 2 years through energy savings alone, not to mention improved indoor environmental conditions for the occupants.
Our staff spends a significant amount of time staying current on cost-effective methods for control system optimization and often serve as a resource to design teams as they develop and refine the building system design. During implementation, we often help the installing contractor identify questions and answers early in the process to maximize the efficiency of the installation, ensure a simplified and focused solution, and meet project schedules. Finally, the commissioning effort verifies the control systems are operating correctly, and periodic monitoring through web-based access allows us to identify any remaining issues for quick and effective resolution.
Projects range from complete control system replacements to partial upgrades to fine-tuning an existing automation system. In all cases, we work with the entire project team to provide the most complete, energy efficient, and cost-effective solution available within the project constraints.