Building automation in ALTIA is the automatic centralized control of a building’s:
- Lighting (With an override function to manually control)
- HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
- Access Control. Human Interface Device (HID) technology.
- Energy Measurement.
- Fire Protection System.
Through the building management system or building automation system (BAS).
The objectives of the building automation are:
- Improved occupant safety &security.
- Energy Efficiency: reduction in energy consumption and operating costs, and improved life cycle of utilities.
Building automation is a distributed control system, the computer networking of electronic devices designed to monitor and control the mechanical, security, fire and flood safety, lighting (normal and emergency), HVAC and humidity control and ventilation systems in the building.
BAS core functionality keeps building climate within a specified range, provides lighting, normal and emergency to common areas based on diverse technologies platform (Photocell, motion detection and Scheduler) occupancy schedule.
Provides monitor performance and device failures in all systems, and provides malfunction alarms to building maintenance staff.
Reduce building energy and maintenance costs compared to a non-controlled building.
BAS, financed through energy and insurance savings, and other savings associated with pre-emptive maintenance and fault detection.
Infrastructure That Supports Change
ALTIA´S multi-story green buildings are designed to accommodate a BAS for air and water conservation characteristics.
Also control indoor and outdoor lighting, (normal and emergency) as well as Safety & Security, Fire Protection System, (fire alarms, and basically everything else that is electrical in the building).
Programmable logic controllers with lower-level controllers, input/output devices and a user interface.
Physical connectivity between Systems and devices provide integration and interoperability at the application level, allowing to mix-and-match devices from different manufacturers, and to provide integration with other compatible building control systems.
As an example: The Fire Protection System, in case of a fire event, takes care of all integrated systems. Automatic simultaneously activation of:
- Audible Fire Alarm.
- Lighting (Emergency Lamps).
- Pressurization of stair cases. (Blowers to create pressure differential).
- Emergency Door Release (Access Control)
- Send Automated Elevators to Lobbies.
- Notification to Operation Control Center, OCC/and all Lobbies.
An override is a manually initiated command to the BAS for activation of all of the above Systems and mechanism’s, thru the Drill function, bottom.
Lighting, indoor/outdoor can be turned on, off, or dimmed with the building automation or lighting control system based on time of day, or on occupancy sensor, motion sensors), photo sensors (photocell) and timers (Schedules).