building controls

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.

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.”