Why Automate ?

Top 10 Reasons to Choose DDC Controls:

Improved control system effectiveness, accuracy and dependability by use of solid state, microprocessor-based digital controls versus pneumatic and electric control predecessors.
Expanded facility operator capabilities and efficiency by utilizing computer-based color graphics and text displays. Allows a single building operator to easily monitor and adjust the HVAC system operation and performance of large facilities.
Increased building comfort and energy efficiency with advanced control sequences that standard pneumatic controls can’t achieve. Example: reducing building electrical demand by "globally" raising zone cooling setpoints as electric demand rises or performing adaptive, optimized start of HVAC to ensure equipment starts at the latest time possible while still maintaining comfort setpoints.
DDC control systems can play a major role in facilitating LEED certification of a building – over 27 LEED points can be directly attributed to DDC control applications.
Improved monitoring, verification and documentation of system performance by trending of specific system operating conditions such as fan operation, space temperatures or indoor air quality.
Reduced time required to change equipment run schedules. DDC controls can perform complex scheduling functions quickly and easily. Operators can schedule equipment run times and holiday schedules for large facilities or multiple buildings (such as school districts) from a single computer.
Web-based DDC allows access to a building control system from virtually anywhere in the world via the Internet. Requires fewer personnel to monitor / maintain a large facility and automatically generates maintenance alerts.
Reduced cost of modifications and additions to a DDC control system; changes are often software related as opposed to hardware changes required by pneumatic / electric systems.
Enables demand based ventilation control to significantly improve building indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
BACnet based, open protocol systems allow integration with other building systems for inter-operability of diverse building sub-systems such as lighting controls, security systems and HVAC equipment manufacturer's (OEM) microprocessor controls.