High Point University
Hoffman Building Technologies completed controls installation on the 222,000-square-foot High Point University Health Science and Pharmacy project.
To ensure the safety and comfort of occupants, the newly constructed building on HPU’s campus must be equipped with the necessary lighting, air, and HVAC controls. As this building houses laboratories, air control is crucial.
To optimize occupant performance and comfort, this project integrates a number of critical systems. Utilizing nLight lighting control technology, the facility integrates time-based, occupancy-based, daylight-based, and manual lighting controls. With nLight, intelligent lighting control devices can communicate with occupancy sensors, photocells, power/relay packs, wall switches, panels, and dimmers. Through the integration of building automation systems and nLight, a synchronized network between HVAC and lighting is created that optimizes facility performance. Additionally, Aircuity and Alerton were used to ensure that the facility’s laboratories were ready for classroom instruction. As a result of using BACnet interface, the lab critical control air valves can be remotely controlled, allowing for even greater control over the lab environment. A BACnet interface was also used to control general HVAC throughout the building using fanwall controllers.
Congdon School of Health Sciences and Wilson School of Pharmacy now have complete lighting control over the facility, improving energy efficiency. Every lab in the building has airflow control, which facilitates classroom instruction and ensures accurate research results. Also, the entire facility can now be controlled via BACnet, which simplifies the work of the facility management team.