Buildings today require building automationand security systemsthat can adapt to rapid changes while providing a comfortable, safe, efficient environment. Advanced Control Corporation can ensure your building is up to the challenge by designing a building automation solution with the versatility to meet your present and future management needs. The entire TAC ®Andover Continuum product line that Advanced Control Corporation uses is designed with an emphasis on scalability, flexibility, and programmability to meet the increased demands of today’s facilities. Continue reading “Building Automation Products” »
Due to the recent tragic events, the issue of building security is on everyone’s mind. What steps have you taken to ensure the safety of your tenants and property? Reassure your tenants by installing an integrated security automation solution to safeguard your premises. Advanced Control Corporation can increase your building security via your building automation system by using a CCTV Security Automation System. Our team of skilled, qualified professionals is eager to develop a cost-efficient security automation system tailored to meet your specific needs.
When developing your elevator access control system, Advanced Control will address all points of vulnerability by securing elevator lobbies as well as all elevators to ensure your safety. Your system will give you dynamic control of memory, with space for up to 50,000 card holders / up to 20,000 events, and will retain ID event data and setting value even if there is a power failure. The system administrator can set accessible floors for each card holder. You can choose stand-alone access control operation or integrate your elevator security control with our building automation system and video surveillance system to create a complete security and access control solution. Continue reading “CCTV Security Automation System” »
Do you know any unsung green heroes doing award-worthy work? Are you one yourself? It is time to get some recognition! Urban Green, a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, is accepting submissions for this year’s EBie Awards™. The contest, as described by the EBie website, is “a nationwide juried competition for people working in Existing Buildings who have made great strides in improving environmental performance but whose accomplishments may otherwise go unheralded.” The competition is open to building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents and other professionals who conceived and implemented work that significantly increased environmental performance in existing buildings. Continue reading “EBie Award‘s 2012” »
A major new mixed-use development project now underway in Washington, D.C. will be shooting for a LEED Platinum rating. The project will occupy more than 650,000 square feet in D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront district and will include an 11-story, 224,000-square-foot office building with 11,000 square feet of additional retail space on the ground floor. Skanska USA, based in Washington, D.C., will serve as the developer for a portion of the project, working with Grosvenor Americas (GA), and San Francisco-based Gensler Architects for the design.
Skanska will provide work on the office building while GA is busy with apartment spaces, retail and hotel development. A total development cost is not yet available as the project is still in its initial design phases, but according to Rob Ward, executive vice president, Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. in Washington D.C., “design is progressing and the project could be ready to start as soon as mid-2013.” The extensive list of green features designed into the building in pursuit of the coveted LEED Platinum rating includes regenerative elevators that capture electricity from downward movement; water filtration and water storage on-site; green power; low emitting materials/VOC; carbon footprinting; waterless urinals; low emitting materials/VOC; daylighting; green housekeeping; and tenant submetering.
While designing any building to meet LEED certification is challenging, designing a mixed-use project this large compounds the difficulties. “The challenges associated with a LEED Platinum certification include cost/benefit analysis for additional construction costs associated with a wide-range of green elements; identifying mechanical systems that deliver the highest level of efficiency while balancing cost; tenant understanding of the value and benefit of a LEED building; locating suitable materials on a regional basis to achieve LEED goals; and using cutting-edge technologies and the challenge to find local companies with experience with design/install/various systems,” explained Ward.
The rewards of the project make the challenge well worth the effort. “The flourishing Capitol Riverfront District provides one of the most exciting opportunities for development in Washington D.C.,” said Ward. “This mixed-use development promises to offer great value to its growing community and to local businesses, and will ensure that the area continues to thrive.”
While not all green building projects are as large or involved as an enormous mixed-use building aiming for a Platinum LEED rating, they all deserve the same careful attention to detail and a superior building automation system. Advanced Control Corporation provides building automation, access control, system integrators for energy management and CCTV systems for buildings of all sizes. We have large and small building solutions designed to control your building from its inception or to extend the value of a current installation.
Since 1987, Advanced Control Corporation has been the industry leader in building automation and green building in South Florida, developing environmentally sound methods of building management and systems maintenance. Whether you are planning a new building, major renovation or just updating your energy systems, Advanced Control Corporation can lead the way to LEED certification and energy savings. Contact Advanced Control Corporation today at 954-491-6660 and let us show you just how efficient your building can be!
The Thanksgiving holiday is almost here. You probably already have plans in place, and know where you will be spending the weekend. Do you know where your tenants will be? According to the latest Bloomberg BNA survey of year-end holiday practices, nearly all employers (99 percent) have scheduled a paid day off for Thanksgiving Day; however, 36 percent of businesses surveyed will require at least some of their workers to postpone or forego the annual feast with family and friends. The number of companies requiring holiday workers is moderately higher than last year, but still well below the highs of a decade ago, when almost half of employers required some staff to work on Thanksgiving Day.
Nearly three-fourths of responding employers have scheduled both Thanksgiving Day and the day after as paid days off for most or all of their personnel, which still leaves 27 percent of workers having to show up on Friday. Workers in small companies stand a much better chance of a long Thanksgiving weekend than do their colleagues in larger organizations. Four out of five firms with fewer than 1,000 employees have two scheduled paid days off; workers at only 56 percent of larger organizations will be as fortunate.
Which category fits your tenants? It is a very real possibility that you may have occupants in the office over the long holiday weekend. If so, it is imperative that those tenants have the capability to override the pre-set controls of your building automation system. When Advanced Control Corporation provides your building automation system, you gain comprehensive after hours tenant override technology personally tailored to fit your needs.
It is important that your building automation control system be equipped to respond to those needs with the least amount of user/operator effort. Advanced Control offers the freedom to manage and override the system directly from your smartphone! The telephone based override module allows tenants the capability to override HVAC, lighting, and temperature controls. Tenants can schedule overrides to take place immediately, or on a delayed schedule. Our telephone based override system is compatible with any touch-tone telephone, with a user-interface that is easy to operate.
It is crucial to maintain a building automation system that is simple and cost effective while remaining secure. Advanced Control Corp’s system automatically logs off following a period of inactivity to reduce the risk of fraud. User verifications standards incorporated into the system allow users to enter pin numbers and other verification codes quickly to override the building control system.
Using the integrated building management system, building managers can then bill the tenants according to their override activities. Available tracking software notes when the occupants use more than their allotted amount of energy. Tenants are able to override automatic after-hours settings and management is still able to track the extra usage as each specific tenant zone features its own hourly billing rate.
When you are considering the design of your building automation system, a telephone override system is the most flexible and user-friendly interface available. Advanced Control’s complete building automation solution will give you total control of your structure, whether you are on the grounds or away. Advanced Control Corporation works continuously and diligently to provide a variety of building automation solutions, allowing the building manager to select the one that works best for their needs and preferences. Advanced Control provides building automation in South Florida, as well as energy management, access control, CCTV solutions and more. For more information, contact Advanced Control at 954-491-6660 today.