Heating and cooling costs are one of the top expenditures for most commercial facilities, making efficiency a top priority. A well-designed Direct Digital Control (DDC) system can drastically reduce energy costs, while providing a consistently comfortable environment for employees and visitors.
DDC systems monitor temperature, humidity and other environmental factors that affect comfort levels and automatically adjust the HVAC system as needed. By constantly maintaining the facility environment, the systems run at lower capacity, saving energy and money.
The experts at Mason & Barry have the expertise to develop a DDC system that keeps your facility running smoothly and efficiently.
What is a DDC “Smart Building?”
A “Smart Building” Management System (BMS) is a centralized network of equipment that can monitor and control the environment in your facility. The components work together to ensure the facility operates efficiently and safely, saving you time and money.
A fully integrated system controls environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, lighting, and building access to provides a comfortable, productive environment for your staff and your customers.
While “Smart Building Technology” is usually installed in new facilities, Mason and Barry can also retrofit a system into existing facilities.
What Can Be Included in a BMS System?
The options for a Building Management System (BMS) are practically endless. Mason & Barry staff work with our customers and their staff to determine the needs for each facility and develop a custom solution.
Some of the most common components of an BMS include:
- Scheduled lighting
- Building Access Control (Security)
- Visitor Control
- Fire Alarm Monitoring
- Fire Suppression System
- Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
- Water Usage
- Elevator Control
- Walk-in Cooler/Freezer Monitoring
- First Responder Notification/Emergency Evacuation
- Multi-Building Controls
- Preventive Maintenance Program
- Equipment Lifecycles