The success of your business depends on the comfort of your employees and clients year-round, so you need a building that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is important to consider the needs of each space when designing an office building’s HVAC system and controls system. Among the many facilities the building will have are server rooms, kitchens, restrooms, and meeting rooms. Those spaces require vastly different temperatures, humidity levels, and lighting controls. Each space within an office building should have its own sensor system because separate zones can be set for different requirements, such as:
Each space within an office building should have its own sensor system because separate zones can be set for different requirements, such as:
Conference/meeting rooms have varying temperature requirements dependent upon usage. With controls in place, you can set predetermined times for meeting rooms when you know they will be in use.
Specific times of the day will draw different energy loads from a variety of areas.
Kitchens, restrooms, and comfort zones are high-traffic areas that generate more heat than offices and individual workstations.
Computer and server rooms have specific humidity needs.
Zones along the building’s exterior are more affected by outside temperatures.
Using motion sensors in lighting can help prevent unnecessary energy use in unused rooms.
You will be able to control and increase energy efficiency in your office building by installing building automation systems. As well as training your facilities team, HBT has a service team that can perform preventative maintenance on your systems.