Grand View CCAPThe Grand View University Rasmussen Building is one of the smartest buildings in America because of the challenges it faced, without compromising the building’s design. While not only serving the space comfort of the faculty and students, the system needed to compliment Grand View’s Art Department’s needs for showcasing their student’s work and talents.
A Siemens Talon control system was the answer. The roof top unit serving this building came packaged with its own controls, and is integrated into Talon via LonWorks. Talon Predator controllers operate the VAV boxes serving the spaces below. The entry way and stairwell units were also integrated via LonWorks into the Talon system.
But the standard HVAC controls were not enough for this building. The Talon system also controls the window shades. These are raised and lowered based on time of day schedules, and space temperature to help reduce the sun load on the building.
Proper lighting for the space was also crucial. Lutron’s GRAFIK EYE solution was selected for this. The Talon system can send and receive lighting scene requests for the Art Gallery and conference room via the Serial Flex Driver. The scenes are selected based on time of day, as well as the art that is currently on display.
The buildings incoming power is also monitored. The Square D Power Logic Meter is integrated into Talon via Modbus. This helps the University monitor and track their electrical consumption.
With the Talon system and embedded toolset, all of this information is collected and displayed to the facilities staff using a standard web browser, from anywhere in the world.
By capitalizing on the horsepower of the Talon system, and thinking outside of the box, all of the building needs were met. That is what makes this the Smartest Building in America.
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