Automation

Automation System Design

If your situation is like most, your automation system is a combination of disparate, uncoordinated programs scattered among a pile of technical debt. This is not your fault! Our industry practices have ensured that your BAS starts its life behind the curve and consumes your resources in perpetuity.

By positioning automation design as a separate and distinct trade and placing it at the forefront of your projects, Enica can make all your systems work together in synchronized harmony from day one, delivering the performance you expect.

Is Enica’s Automation System Design Service a paradigm shift in capital project delivery? Yes, it is. But this is the single change you need to make to avoid years of headaches and empower your operations staff with high-performance systems upon turnover.

Don’t work for your automation system. Have your automation system work for you!

Control System Optimization

Retro-Commission [re-troh-kuh–mish–uh n]
verb (used with object)

  1. To return a building automation system to its original state of disappointment, from its current state of disarray.
  2. To develop a list of automaton-focused energy projects, which you may or may not implement.

To return a building automation system to its original state of disappointment, from its current state of disarray.

To develop a list of automaton-focused energy projects, which you may or may not implement.

Is Retro-Commissioning enough? We don’t think so.

Consider these questions:

  • Do you panic when the season is about to change?
  • Do you override things when equipment hasn’t failed?
  • Are your sequences specified in paragraph form?
  • Do the words “summer mode” or “winter mode” appear in your automation system?
  • Do freeze-stats trip your units off during normal operation?

Did you answer “Yes” to any of these questions? If so, read on.

Enica’s complete Control System Optimization (CSO) process gives your control system a fresh start. Our approach is simple. Define both the performance goals for your automation as well as the limitations of your MEP systems. With these “bookends” well defined, Enica will bridge the gap with the best possible automated solution and then implement it. After all, your systems need to meet your requirements, but we cannot make them operate beyond the limitations of physics.

At Enica, we believe understanding what an automation system needs to do necessitates the understanding of what MEP systems need to be. We have the PEs that understand MEP design alongside the programmers that can bring that design to life. In many cases, they are the same individual. That is the Enica difference.

We will turn your separate automation programs into one cohesive, optimized piece of software that thrives with your MEP systems instead of fighting them. There is one “best” way to do it, and that way results in low energy cost, high reliability, operational stability, customer satisfaction, reduced operator intervention, increased situational awareness, and expedited response time.

We are here to make your automation problems disappear!

Owners Representation & Cx

When your team needs a technical right hand to guide your project, you know who to call. Enica Engineers are well versed in MEP and control system design, assuring your systems will run as intended. All potential long-term issues will be brought to the surface and properly addressed with our team at the helm. We will review every submittal, provide feedback on the design, and be on-site every step of the way.

“Enica never cease to deliver top caliber results and go the extra mile to ensure both the engineering for projects and project execution is done correctly. All the employees of Enica operate with the highest level of technical knowledge and integrity. Their innovative approach to energy efficiency in buildings has helped us accomplish projects at a lower cost and higher savings rate than would have otherwise been done. Mark is reliable and one of the best engineers with whom I have worked. “

“Your comprehensive evaluation, report, prioritization and plan helped us gain invaluable insights which we have directly integrated into our capital planning. This effort gave us clarity about the current state and future needs of more than 1,000 systems across eight critically important hospital buildings”

Columbia University Medical Center