WHAT ARE CONTROLS?
DIRECT DIGITAL CONTROL
What if you could have an intelligent building? What if your building could be equipped with the technology needed to understand the real-time needs of your spaces and automatically make the decisions for you? This is where Direct Digital Control (DDC) and Building Automation Systems (BAS) step in. Upgrading to DDC means that your building is equipped with digital sensors that feed information to a controller which is essentially a small computer. Once this information is made available on the controller, it can be interpreted through intelligent programming and the programmed controller begins to make the decisions on how to best control the HVAC equipment. A BAS can then act as a master controller, networking all your HVAC systems together.
OPTIMIZING YOUR SYSTEMS
WAYS STRANG CAN HELP WITH YOUR BUILDING CONTROLS NEEDS:
- On-site Assessment of Existing HVAC Systems
- Inventory existing equipment and working condition
- Understand building needs: Temperature, humidity, and air quality requirements
- Understand occupancy requirements: Occupied/unoccupied schedules, space function, and utilization
- DDC Building Design for Contractor Bidding and Installation
- Customized control drawing schematics of your HVAC systems, showing simplified layouts of the systems and required sensor locations
- DDC point tables, indicating each input (sensor) and output (controlled device) required for system conversion to DDC
- Full specifications for all control devices, including sensors, relays and switches, control valves, control dampers, motorized actuators
- Full specifications for DDC controllers and Building Automation Systems
- Full specifications for installation standards
- Operations Design for Contractor Bidding and DDC Programming
- Customized sequence of operations for all your HVAC systems
- Optimization strategies to save energy
- Code compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code and standards published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
- Building Retro-commissioning
- Full audit of existing HVAC operations
- Identify deficiencies in current operations and provide specific solutions and recommendations for repair
- Enrollment in qualifying utility incentive programs for building owner
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