Commercial building automation systems allow you to optimize your energy consumption while maintaining a healthy, productive, safe environment for your occupants. They also give you the insight and direction you need to make safer, more informed decisions, faster.

Our experienced personnel installs, maintains, and services turnkey and customized commercial building automation systems and commercial security systems. Read below for examples of our work in the commercial building automation space and contact us to improve the efficiency of your buildings.

The Wharf

Washington, DC
Over 3 million square feet of mixed-use development on historic waterfront in Washington, DC
Campus-wide building management system

The Wharf DC is a 24-acre waterfront neighborhood containing everything from apartments to hotels, offices to shops, and concert venues to restaurants. With nearly 3.2-million building sq ft and over 2,600 parking spaces, this project will be the largest of its kind in Washington DC’s history.  Some of the work includes relocating a 127-year-old yacht club and restoring a 200-year-old fish market in the Wharf District. At project completion, it will feature over 1,400 waterfront residences, three hotels and over 75 shops and restaurants across the 14 building campus with each building being design by a different architect.

We are proud to be a part of this unique destination by providing a campus-wide building management system (BMS). Using our EcoStruxure product line, we will control various systems including Energy Recovery Ventilators, domestic hot water, stairwell pressurization, VRFs, and micro-turbine generators through BACnet and Modbus protocols. The expansive garage stretches underground below six buildings and will be monitored using CO and NO2 sensors for garage monitoring and ventilation. We will continue our efforts in the retail spaces with tenant fit outs to customize each space as necessary. We were awarded the first component of the project in 2015. The first phase of the project was completed in October of 2017 while the second phase will continue through 2021.

United Therapeutics

Silver Spring, MD
New, 100,000 sq ft net zero building
Control of building integration and building automation components

This is United Therapeutics’ new headquarters and one of the largest commercial/office net zero projects on the east coast, with two levels of below grade parking and seven floors of multi-use spaces and offices. The building meets net zero energy consumption requirements through a number of cutting-edge designs and programs, including photovoltaic energy harvesting, rainwater collection, electrochromic glass, geothermal heat recovery, earth labyrinth cooling, and plant optimization software.

We were awarded the building integration and building automation components of the build, and will use our products to control all of the building automation and building integration systems. Major control components for the building include operable windows, lighting control, power metering, photovoltaic production, BTU metering, chilled beam cooling, geothermal heat recovery, and atrium labyrinth cooling. Our work is set for completion in August 2018.

City Center DC

Washington, DC
New neighborhood on 10 acres in the heart of Washington, DC
Provided turnkey building management system

City Center DC incorporates three city blocks and includes six 12-story towers, a park, a plaza and an underground parking garage with 1,885 spaces. This 1.3 million sq ft development includes 458 apartment units, 515,000 square feet of office space, 185,000 square feet of retail space, 216 condominium units, and 1.5 acres of public space. It was designed to be a model for sustainable and responsibly built multi-use developments and has received LEED gold certification as a neighborhood development.

We provided the turnkey building management system (BMS) utilizing our Andover Continuum BACnet line of products. The BMS has over 4,700 hardwired I/O points and interfaced to multiple systems through Modbus, BACnet, and LON communication protocols. City Center DC requires precise and reliable control of an extensive HVAC system, including 3 chillers, 12 cooling towers, 9 boilers, and over 100 AHUs of various configurations. Additional systems integrated into the Andover Continuum front end included lighting control, electrical switchboard, generator, fuel oil and ATS controls, and fire alarm and fire protection and monitoring systems. We also provided and installed the instrumentation and controls for an extensive carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide monitoring and ventilation system in the parking garage and worked with their office and retail tenants performing the fit out work necessary to customize each space. Construction began in April 2011 and substantial completion of the base building was achieved in the fourth quarter of 2013.