Located at Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone the Cat A Office space will be occupied by HM Revenue & Customs as part of its regional centres programme.
In order to combine optimum performance with significant energy and cost savings, an extensive control strategy has been adopted to provide an integrated and sustainable approach to the design.
Integration of the proprietary Fan Coil Unit Controllers across the 7 floors via BACnet over IP protocol required a bespoke software driver to be developed to allow the two systems to adequately communicate and provide the user with an in-depth view of the operation and environmental conditions of the building. This also allowed our software strategy to encompass a seasonally adjusted proportional control based on internal temperature and CO2 levels.
Considerable testing of the above procedures was required to replicate an occupied building under several outside ambient conditions, all within the constraints of a construction programme and in suitable time for the building to be handed over to its new occupants!
Comprehensive Interfacing of all the separate services and systems to ensure energy consumption is kept as low as possible whilst ensuring that all requirements were upheld, and the office environmental conditions remain comfortable at all times.