Automated Logic’s Environmental Index™ Selected for Consulting Specifying Engineer’s Product of Year Awards
Automated Logic’s Environmental Index (EI) was recently awarded the Bronze Product of the Year in a competition showcasing practical innovation conducted by Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine (CSE). The EI was chosen as one of the five finalists in the Networked BAS/Energy Management Systems category by a panel of professional consulting engineer judges who regularly design and specify HVAC, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing systems. CSE subscribers then voted on which of the five finalists should win gold, silver and bronze status.
"We are honored to be chosen for this award, and we’re glad the CSE judges and readers recognize the value the Environmental Index brings to the market," said Lauren Kolb, president of Automated Logic Corporation. "We’ve always strived for simplicity in the face of the complex building controls industry, and EI is another tool we’re offering to serve-up complex information in an intuitive format. Our goal is to make our customers’ jobs easier by giving them the technology to make smart decisions quickly, which can ultimately save on operating costs."
Automated Logic’s Environmental Index gives facility managers a simple method for determining both the energy efficiency and occupant comfort level within a building with one look at a color-coded dial. Instead of manually analyzing data from multiple sources to determine if buildings are operating efficiently, facility managers can instead use the EI, which automatically gathers data on heating and cooling set-points, relative humidity, and contaminants like C02, and displays them as a percentage on an analog gauge, using red segments to indicate poor environments and gradually changing to green as conditions improve. This allows facility managers to quickly identify operational problems and take corrective action to achieve sustainable performance.
"The Product of the Year competition illuminates the products design engineers and specifiers are valuing for MEP systems in nonresidential buildings," said Mike Ivanovich, editor-in-chief of CSE. "In this tough economy, construction and operating budgets are under stress while sustainability issues for energy, water, and materials are growing. Flexibility, modularity, efficiency, and durability seemed to be factors shared by many of this year’s winners."
For over 30 years, Automated Logic has brought leadership, innovation and order to the building controls industry by providing intelligent building automation systems that deliver both energy savings and occupant comfort. At its corporate office in Kennesaw, Georgia, Automated Logic designs and manufactures control systems primarily for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting and energy management of buildings. Through a network of factory-owned branches and independent dealers, ALC’s systems are installed in commercial, educational, industrial, data center, healthcare, government, hospitality, entertainment and retail locations worldwide. Automated Logic is a subsidiary of Carrier Corporation.