Breathe Easy with Automated Logic’s Weather Add-on for the WebCTRL Building Automation System
KENNESAW, Ga. -
Weather add-on helps protect building occupants from wildfire smoke
Automated Logic today announced its enhanced weather add-on software for the WebCTRL® building automation system, providing facilities staff with access to real-time outdoor air quality. This data can be used in predictive control strategies to prevent pollutants from entering a building through the HVAC system, delivering healthier and more comfortable indoor environments. Automated Logic, a leading provider of innovative building-management solutions, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.
With the latest weather add-on, WebCTRL communicates with leading weather forecasting agencies including AccuWeather®, the U.S. National Weather Service and Environment Canada, eliminating the need for building owners to install costly outside air quality sensors. During times of high pollution, such as wildfires with heavy smoke, the data can be used to control how much outside air is allowed in the building.
Facilities professionals can create their own custom control strategies using the outdoor air quality data, or they can deploy best-in-class ASHRAE Guideline 36 compliant control sequences that will automatically adjust ventilation rates based on current and past data. “We are excited to incorporate outdoor air quality data with our existing weather add-on, enhancing our portfolio of healthy building solutions,” said Axel Reichert, President, Automated Logic. “We want to help building operators protect what’s most important – the health of those inside.”
The weather add-on retrieves air quality components including fine particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. It also retrieves hourly weather forecast data for temperature, dew point, wet bulb temperature and humidity. The hourly precipitation forecast is also included with rain, snow and ice, along with the wind conditions for direction, speed and gust. This data can be used in predictive control strategies to optimize indoor environments, or it can be displayed within the WebCTRL user interface. WebCTRL is an advanced solution within Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings that can help enable healthier and safer indoor environments.
The weather add-on is available as a subscription and is compatible with WebCTRL Advantage, Premium, and Cloud, version 8 and later. For more information, visit www.automatedlogic.com.
About Automated Logic Corporation
Automated Logic Corporation provides innovative building management solutions that maximize energy efficiency and sustainable building operation while ensuring comfort. Its intuitive products control and monitor building functions such as heating, air conditioning and lighting for commercial office, education, health care, government and data center markets through a global network of independent dealers and North American branch offices. Automated Logic is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. For more information, visit www.automatedlogic.com or follow @AutomatedLogic on LinkedIn.
The enhanced weather add-on for the WebCTRL® building automation system provides outdoor air quality metrics that can be integrated into HVAC control strategies, protecting building occupants from pollutants such as wildfire smoke.