Technology for your Building Control Systems

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Motion sensors are great energy saving accessories for your building control systems.  They allow you to detect the presence of people in your facility, and make adjustments to your systems to ensure the comfort and safety of the building’s occupants.

Motion detectors can be used to as part of your automation processes such as controlling your heating and air conditioning levels in unoccupied spaces, which will help lower costs and reduce environmental impact. Continue reading

The Economizer… What is it exactly?

Economizers primarily save on cooling costs.  It operates by shutting down the systems compressor and pulling cooler air from outside and reducing the load on the mechanical cooling system.

As part of the HVAC control system, an economizer is designed to save energy, typically reducing overall cooling energy consumption by twenty to thirty percent.

Here’s how an economizer works. Continue reading

Is my Winnipeg building too old for control systems?

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Technology is moving at lightening fast speed so how does one know if their Winnipeg building is too old for control systems? Continue reading

Direct Digital Control systems can help you save money

Direct Digital Control systems (DDC) have become the standard for maintaining control of a facility’s critical systems.

At the heart of the system is a computer (or network of computers) that is tasked with monitoring sensors that report on building temperature, humidity, airflow, access control systems, and even fire and smoke alarms.  They respond to the data that they collect by controlling the various systems required to maintain comfort, security, and safety on the premises.

DDC systems are widely regarded to be more responsive than the analog pneumatic or mechanical systems that used to be the standard in control systems.  They are also much more easily interfaced to devices outside the building, which means they can provide much more sophisticated information when there is a problem, allowing for a more timely and targeted response.

In the past, a problem with the HVAC system might simply activate a “problem” alarm, and a technician responding would have to troubleshoot on site.  Precious time could be lost because the right parts weren’t put on the truck.  With DDC, enough information can be relayed with the alarm to make a diagnosis from afar, and ensure that the right equipment is ready when the technician arrives.

Because a DDC system can monitor any number of sensors to convey just about any type of information imaginable, they can be integrated with a facility’s fire and security monitoring system, meaning that instead of several systems working together to protect your facility, there is just one.  Simpler communications and a single point of monitoring mean a more efficient response system, encompassing anything from routine maintenance needs to a full-blown emergency.

In Winnipeg, BSD Solutions is your source for Direct Digital Control systems.  If you’re planning new construction, or you are considering updating an existing facility, contact BSD Solutions Toll Free 1-866-661-4600, or use our online contact form.

Lighting Control with BSD Solutions

Are you planning the construction of a building and not sure what your lighting controls are yet?  With technology these days nearly anything you dream of can become reality.

Lighting controls achieve two primary purposes:

(1) Reduced electrical costs,

(2) Improved worker health, productivity, and satisfaction. Continue reading

Access Control Systems with BSD Solutions

Building owners can have total control over the security of their facility through Access Control Systems. At BSD Solutions we can provide you with the technology that will deliver sophisticated security solutions for any facility interested in protecting their assets.

Energy Saving Tips by integrating Direct Digital Control Systems (DDC)

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Energy costs are constantly on the rise, as is the pressure on building owners to provide more environmentally friendly spaces, which conserve energy without sacrificing comfort for the occupants.

At the heart of all good building automation systems is DDC – Digital Direct Control, a computer or network of computers tasked with monitoring building climate and adjusting the HVAC system according to pre-programmed instructions and the state of it’s sensors. Continue reading

Energy Efficient Management Tips

Winnipeg building owners, are you looking for creative ways to cut costs and save money?  Consider an effective energy management plan, it can save you 20% or more from your energy costs in an existing structure? And for new construction, you can improve energy efficiency by 25% compared to the model code.

If you’re like most building owners, these cost savings sound pretty good. So how can you implement effective energy management in your building? Here are three strategies. Continue reading