FACILITY AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

Education

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.

With nearly 40 buildings on campus and still growing, the University of North Florida is a dynamic institution with increasing challenges to manage all of its facilities for optimal energy efficiency and reliable comfort.

University of North Florida Main Library

OBJECTIVE

The UNF campus energy management and facilities team wanted an automated control and monitoring system that would save energy and reduce comfort complaints from faculty and students. At the same time, it wanted to tie together all of its buildings in a centralized system with user-friendly work stations.

SOLUTION

Facility Automation Solutions worked with UNF facilities personnel to implement a solution for existing campus buildings and with the engineering community to add new buildings to the system as they were constructed.

University of North Florida Building 1

The Campus Wide Energy Management System utilizes an Andover Continuum platform to integrate a variety of third-party systems. The system provides building engineers and occupants with quick access to space temperature settings. With a standard browser, personnel can view specific information appropriate to their access permissions from anywhere on or off campus. In addition, Facility Automation Solutions provided training to UNF personnel to enable them to handle many situations without a service call.

RESULTS

The new UNF facilities management system has enabled the campus to increase energy savings and improve system reliability while greatly reducing the number of hours spent by facility personnel on repairs. Managers are able to focus more effort on performing preventative maintenance and implementing energy-saving programs.

University of North Florida | HVAC / Electrical Applications

Project Details

Equipment Installed — More than 2,500 DDC Controllers for HVAC control and monitoring totaling more than 89,000 control points

Network — University of North Florida Ethernet LAN

Control Applications

  • HVAC / Electrical Applications
  • Chilled Water Plant Controls
  • Boiler Plant Controls
  • Campus-wide AHU Control
  • Lab Fume Hood Controls (70+)
  • Lighting Controls
  • Energy Monitoring

Remote Access — Remote access and alarm notification through SentryLogic.com