Engaged to scope the project in late 2019 just as Covid-19 was taking hold overseas, Environmental Automation’s engineering solution would eventually focus on the cut over to Reliable Controls — a global standard in building management systems.
Importantly, keeping one eye on future operating costs and efficiencies, the system is backward compatible, meaning any future software and hardware upgrades can be done in sections as required or as the budget allows, giving the owner the ability to operate the system without the need for a complete overhaul.
Reliable Controls utilize BACnet as its main open protocol language and is one of the most open systems in Australia. This, along with Environmental Automations in depth understanding of multiple automation systems allowed Environmental Automation’s engineering team to seamlessly integrate it within the building network.
By the time the retrofit was ready to commence in June 2020, the building was operating at 70 per cent capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions, which allowed the team a degree of flexibility in minimising disruption to floors and tenants.