By Planting Acorns:
In Texas, we are closing out a unique institutional project. This former skating rink has been made over to become an educational facility designed and built for LEED certification. Many progressive techniques and products were utilized in the construction.
Perhaps one of the more interesting is the Alerton Building Automation System, which controls and monitors the building’s energy use, both from the grid and the renewable wind and solar that has been installed. This system creates convenience and efficiency for the owner who can access the information from several states away. It also impacts students and visitors using an interactive display at the entrance.
Here’s how the Alerton system works:
- Through a system of private power and other utility submeters, the Allerton system collects data from solar panels, domestic water lines, gas lines and HVAC units… Read more