Environmental Automation Systems may be complex or quite simple.
Typically, they’re designed and programmed for select purposes according to the building use type and the inhabitant’s personal preferences. The systems we utilize have basic automated functions, such as utility monitoring, air management systems interactions and temperature controls, yet they are actually sophisticated instruments with built-in extended functionality and control capabilities as explained below in “The Fundamentals.”
To find out more about a specific system for your building or projects, please call 877-537-1110 Ext. 1 and ask for an Enviromation tech.
Not Science Fiction
All of our Environmental Automation Control Systems (EACS) are capable of controlling and managing the air circulation, heating and cooling systems at the very minimum.
Each system contains at least one basic indispensable component: the building envelope’s self-regulating Thermal Control System (TCS). Although it functions as a secondary subsystem to the main EACS, the TCS automatically disconnects from the main EACS in case of a power failure and stands alone as a fail-safe primary system.
The TCS is a solar-powered (with battery backup) peripheral control unit which maintains the building’s passive air circulation, solar air-heating and subterranean air-cooling “metabolically” – so the building will always “breathe” naturally on it’s own.
Taking it’s cues from the building’s interior barometric pressure sensors, it slowly opens and closes small dampers in the passive system’s ducts to keep fresh air coming in, circulating through the earth tubes, and exhausting stale air.
This not only allows the building to continuously circulate fresh air at baseline pressure (click here for the Stack Effect explanation; scroll down page) and heating/cooling levels, it also has the effect of maintaining more consistent temperatures – even when the power goes out and/or the mechanical system can’t be operated.
The main Environmental Automation Control System is programmed to control the mechanical (and passive systems via the TCS), and many of these EACS’s also control a variety of electrical systems including lighting and appliances, security cameras and sensors, fire and smoke detectors, water leak sensors, radon and CO2 sensors and more.
Interested in seeing the future of environmental automation technology? See here: AMI’s Cloud-Based Control