This project was a team effort to design the control system. Coordination with the design engineers and automation design team was key to the success of the energy solutions. The Reliable Controls automation system was specified due to the complicated LEED sequences. To date, the system has performed beyond expectation.
Initially the 14,000 sq. ft. project was intended for LEED Silver, but as the project moved forward, it became clear that the project had already surpassed the requirements for LEED Silver and were in the LEED Gold range. In the end, StopWaste.Org decided to go the extra mile to obtain LEED Platinum status. The project is the first LEED 2.2 Platinum renovation project in the nation, and one of only a handful of Platinum buildings in California.
San Francisco County Jail 1 & 2
This project consisted of a complete retrofit from an existing control system. The goal of the project was both comfort and energy based. Keeping the systems running during construction was a challenge; particularly with work performed in high security areas. These challenges were met without fail. The entire building now performs as one complete system with web control and full diagnostic capabilities.
The college consisted of four 40-ton air handling units and over 70 VAV Zones all controlled by pneumatics, over 20 zones of water source heat pumps with an associated cooling tower, and 15 single-zone packaged units. Our retrofit solution included a Reliable Controls system capable of easy management and energy savings. A custom graphics interface was developed, including animated images of equipment and temperature-sensitive, color shifting floor plans. The project was phased for the occupancy of of a busy college atmosphere and resulted in a reduced energy profile with improved occupant comfort. After the project was completed. our entire solution included mechanical service, controls service, and automated fault diagnostics emailed directly to our service department.