When it comes to building automation systems (BAS), Property Managers tend to lean on their facilities operations team to tell them what is going on and what needs to be done. A BAS can be daunting to understand, but at the same time, it is responsible for a large portion of tenant satisfaction and operational budget. While a property manager or administrator does not need to know the ins and outs of operating a BAS, having a basic understanding of how these systems work and what to look out for when evaluating potential service partners can make all the difference.
None of us know what the future holds for us as we return to “normal” over the coming months in the COVID-19 recovery process, but one thing we know for sure is that our lives will never be the same. People are now hyper-aware of their air space and the potential for spreading disease, particularly in highly trafficked areas. These areas include places we go every day such as office buildings, schools, and gyms. So how do we get over this and feel comfortable going back to the buildings we live, work, learn, and play in?Continue reading Computrols Provides Peace of Mind in the “New Normal”
You may have heard a tenant overtime system referred to as a TOS, overtime HVAC and/or lighting, tenant billing system, tenant after-hours billing, or any combination of these names. You’ll primarily find these systems in commercial real estate as a means for tenants to schedule HVAC and lighting in their spaces after the agreed-upon hours in their lease.Continue reading What is a Tenant Overtime System (TOS)?
Where did 2018 go? For Computrols, it seemed to go by in the blink of an eye. It was a year filled with new customers, new faces, and the opening of our new corporate headquarters. As lively a year as 2018 was, we couldn’t be more excited about what we have coming up. But first, let’s take a look back at what happened over the last 365 days.
The Computrols Houston branch kicked off the project in October of 2017, integrating to the existing Johnson Controls system. In addition to interfacing with the existing JCI, DDC equipment, a core Computrols infrastructure is being installed. This infrastructure consists of a new headend computer, software, and lifetime-warranty controllers to replace the existing NAEs. These new DDC controllers communicate to the existing JCI equipment via N2 and BACnet protocols, enabling the building staff to monitor and control the existing JCI equipment. Computrols will also be providing additional lifetime-warranty controllers for future pneumatic to DDC floor conversions. Continue reading HVAC Controls Project: Lyric Centre – Houston, TX
Computrols will be retrofitting the Tampa City Center’s current pneumatic system with its state of the art DDC building automation system. This new system provides technology that will allow for a new level of temperature control to enhance tenant comfort while reducing energy consumption.
The upgrade is scheduled for completion in September of 2016. The updated components will include: Continue reading Computrols Building Automation Project: Tampa City Center