IT & Communications Intelligence

375 Pearl Street Manhattan

Building Automation System Control’s World’s Tallest Data Center

Intergate.Manhattan, the world's tallest high-rise data center, requires innovative building automation solutions to maximize energy efficiency, while providing critical building monitoring and control. Previously known as the Verizon Building, this 32-story, 1.2 million-square-foot tower located in lower Manhattan is owned by Sabey Data Center Properties, a Seattle-based multi-tenant data center infrastructure specialist and co-location provider. Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., is providing the building automation systems for Integrate.Manhattan. "We understand the mission-critical challenges data center building owners face in providing optimal environments for their facilities," said Mead Rusert, president, Automated Logic.
Spring Creek Towers

Brooklyn Residential Complex Upgrades Building Management System

A massive residential development known as Spring Creek Towers in Brooklyn, New York has completed a $2-million smart building retrofit. The project will help facility personnel more effectively manage energy use, and increase safety and security across the development's 46 apartment towers and multiple parking garages, retail centers and other amenities. Opened in 1974, the housing development was originally known as Starret City, before being renamed in 2002. It contains 5,881 apartment units in buildings ranging from 11-stories to 20-stories and is said to be the largest federally assisted rental property in the United States.
Peter Rake

Switch Automation Opens Seattle Office

Switch Automation’s CEO Deb Noller announced today the opening of the company’s second West Coast office, in Seattle, to serve clients in the Pacific Northwest. The office will be headed up by Peter Rake, Chief Operations Officer. Noller said, “We have seen building owners in Seattle realize the time and cost-saving benefits of the Switch platform, designed to monitor building portfolios. Our engaging and interactive user interface, scalability of solutions, tools for importing real-time operations data, ease of data handling for multiple formats from dozens of sources, and the robustness of working with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform have really struck a chord with company executives who are currently struggling with large amounts of building data kept in multiple systems or even in spreadsheets.”