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The Automated Logic solution gives healthcare providers the tools to fully understand their building operations and analyze the results, with the goal of helping them to lower operational costs and improve patient satisfaction.
Automated Logic’s history of successful relationships in the healthcare industry provides the experience and expertise to help healthcare providers succeed in increasing performance and lowering costs in their facilities.
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Automated Logic’s WebCTRL® building automation system provides a simpler, smarter way to analyze building operations and help increase efficiency, comfort, and performance. From the WebCTRL Environmental Index™ tool and Time-Lapse™ graphics to Fault Detection and Diagnostics, the WebCTRL system helps to ensure systems are operating at their peak efficiency in healthcare environments.
A proven, industry-leading system from the original name in building analytics, Automated Logic’s WebCTRL® building automation system provides hospitals the ability to fully understand their operations and analyze the results with tools that make sense to them.
The WebCTRL Environmental Index™ tool (EI) gives facility managers a simple method for determining both the energy efficiency and occupant comfort level within a building at a glance. This allows facility managers to quickly identify operational problems and take corrective action to achieve sustainable performance.
Doctors and surgeons need to make sound analytical decisions, quickly and often in crisis situations. A recent study shows working in an environment with especially higher indoor air quality (measured by the Environmental Index tool) correlates strongly to an increase in cognitive function. Spaces that are better ventilated and controlled lead to dramatic increases in higher-level thinking areas like crisis response (131% increase), information usage (299% increase), and strategy (288% increase). These kinds of critical thinking skills prove especially important in the healthcare environment for both medical staff and patients.
Automated Logic’s WebCTRL building automation system provides an intuitive, powerful interface, providing comprehensive control of ventilation, air conditioning, lighting and
other facility systems while also helping to improve occupant comfort and energy efficiency.
Automated Logic can help to increase the performance and efficiency of the equipment and systems already installed within the healthcare provider’s facilities. Increased operating efficiency of existing equipment reduces the operating expenses of the facility and helps to minimize the financial burden created by increased utility costs.
By utilizing the extensive trend data and scatter plot functions, we are able to recognize conditions, anomalies and identify the HVAC equipment, controls, and lighting system to ensure increased efficiency and operational performance.
Automated Logic’s Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) can measure, anticipate, provide insight, and automatically respond to system conditions that are not necessarily critical, but may be trending that way – all with the goal of improved operational performance.
The WebCTRL® EnergyReports™ tool provides an easy to read and navigate dashboard to quickly quantify energy consumption by one or all of the meters being monitored within the building portfolio. The Energy Reports tool allows easy validation of a project’s impact on energy consumption at a facility and helps to identify and prioritize where future efforts are required.
Look at your building automation system as the gathering place, the repository of all operating data and information related to your building. Whether it is temperature history, utility metering, trend data or comfort measurement, your building automation system must be able to intelligently and effectively package the information you need for management of your facilities. The WebCTRL system does just that without the need for third-party monitoring or troublesome subscription services.
For help with specifications, please visit www.CtrlSpecBuilder - a free online productivity tool that creates HVAC control specifications. The resulting specifications are open and non-proprietary, and include sequences of operations and points lists. There are options for BACnet and web-based controls.
This tool is based on the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE™) Guideline 13-2000 and follows CSI MasterFormat for section 15900.
Read more about CtrlSpecBuilder in the whitepaper Specification Writing - A Productivity Tool
BACnet to the Rescue
ASHRAETM Journal article by Larry Bacher, LEED® AP
BACnet communication protocol is at the heart of the building automation systems. This article discusses how BACnet affected the design of a state-of-the-art, 11-story office building in downtown Boise, Idaho.
Energy Efficiency and Comfort
Interview Conducted by Ken Sinclair
Steve Tom, P.E., Ph.D., Director of Technical Information at Automated Logic Corporation, was interviewed by Ken Sinclair of AutomatedBuildings.com. Read the resulting article, which discusses energy efficiency and comfort with Automated Logic's Environmental Index™ tool.
Cost Effective HVAC, Managing Energy and Performance
By Steve Tom, P.E., Ph.D.
The following paper was presented by Steve Tom, P.E., PhD, at the 2007 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC).
Managing Energy and Comfort
By Steve Tom, P.E., Ph.D.
In this article, Steve Tom, Automated Logic's Director of Technical Information, discusses the danger of focusing on energy efficiency without regard for occupant comfort. This was the cover story of ASHRAE Journal's June 2008 issue.
The ABCs of XML for BAS
By Steve Tom, P.E., Ph.D.
Using XML, a new IT standard for data exchange, the integration of building automation systems (BAS) is common across many different industries. XML, eXtensible Markup Language, is being adopted by throughout the world and provides a standard method for a BAS to communicate with another computer.
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