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Building Controls & Automation

Building controls and automation (not the same thing) are advanced systems designed to keep all the different systems with moving parts working with all the other systems with moving parts. These include mechanical, HVAC, electric, security, and fire safety.

Control or automation?

These differ by degree. Controls manage the components of your facility’s environment with separate processor-based equipment for any of your systems, which may include the following:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Security
  • Surveillance
  • Fire safety
  • Elevators

Global installs and configures controls for all of these. Automation integrates those controls into a centralized, computerized environment. An optimally-tuned system will deliver the greatest efficiency and the lowest waste achievable with your systems. An added benefit of an automated system is that it collects data and provides analytics that can be used in further optimizing your facility’s environment. There are hybrid solutions – usually referred to as a Building Management System (or Building Control System) – and specialized management systems, especially Electrical Control Systems, that do not automate these environments. These are a viable solution for businesses with specialized needs, or that would not benefit or profit from full-bore automation.

Energy Management Systems

This is our most popular standalone control system. Large, whole-building facilities usually have numberless HVAC units and thermostats. These separate controls are almost certainly leaking energy (and money). Global New England integrates these disparate controls into a centralized energy management system, providing:

  • Single-dashboard control
  • Dramatically reduced energy waste
  • Precision climate control

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We work with customers of all sizes and can help you walk through the labyrinth of possibilities to a successful outcome that makes sense for your business (and budget). Call us today, right now, to learn more – or better, schedule a free onsite visit. Dial this special number below to speak directly with one of Global New England’s principals.