P434 Bachelor Quarters of the TOPGUN program, Naval Air Station Fallon, to Upgrade to SmartStruxure Lite Controls

F/A-18 Hornets, Super Hornets & F-16 Vipers attached to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC)
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joseph R. Vincent/Released)

 

Naval Air Station Fallon is home to the TOPGUN program. Yes…that TOPGUN. The official title is the Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, SFTI for short (pronounce that siff-tee, you’ll sound like you know your stuff). SFTI began in 1969 aboard Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. The course runs about 12 weeks and is held at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center aboard NAS Fallon where it relocated in 1996.

 

In their down time, we want our Navy Pilots to be comfortable, so Nevada Yamas Controls is partnering with Preferred Construction Company and will soon be mobilizing to upgrade the room controls of the Bachelor’s Housing Units at NAS Fallon. This large project involves over eight hundred housing units in ten buildings, upgrading the controls in each unit from pneumatic, electric, and legacy DDC to SmartStruxure Lite by Schneider Electric.

 

Installed in the housing units will be Schneider’s SE7000 Series room controllers, which will control heating and cooling based on sequenced actuation of motion sensors and door and wall sensors to determine occupancy. These devices will communicate in ZigBee mesh networks with MPM routers which will serve BACnet to the base’s existing AX control system via new JACE controllers.

 

NASF has a dedicated Ethernet control network, but it’s not currently in the Bachelor’s Housing Unit buildings. So, our Project Manager and his team will be employing Solectek 5 GHz Ethernet transceivers to complete the connection from the JACE controllers to the base’s server.

 

We’re looking forward to employing this combination of solutions to help the US Navy save energy and money while increasing the comfort of the men and women who train at this facility.

 

We at Utah, Idaho and Nevada Yamas Controls express our gratitude to the men and women of Naval Air Station Fallon for their service in keeping the skies safe!

 

Learn a little more about the TOPGUN program here: http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory.asp?id=94725

Ground Breaking for New Davis High School #10

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Artist’s rendering of High School #10. (Davis School District)

 

On May 24, 2016, a ground breaking ceremony was held in Kaysville, Utah for the newest high school in the Davis School District. The name, colors, and mascot will all be selected some time before the school begins operation in August 2018. For now, the new school is being referred to simply as High School #10.

 

With Viewmont, Layton and Davis High Schools each between 450 and 750 students over capacity, High School #10 will be important to more equally distribute the growing student population of Davis School District.

 

We at Utah Yamas Controls are proud to be working with Hogan and Associates Construction, Inc., O & M Plumbing and Heating, and Taylor Electric, Inc., in making High School #10 an innovative and efficient facility that will serve the students of Davis School District for decades to come.

 

Check out the Deseret News story here: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/print/865654940/Construction-of-new-Farmington-high-school-kicks-off-projects-in-Davis-School-District.html

 

And here’s a link to the Davis School District website: http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/90342

 

More to come!

Utah Yamas Controls Holds Energy Event at eBay Campus

Utah Yamas Controls held an “Energy Services and LED Lighting” users group November 18th at the eBay global campus in Draper, Utah. This event, attended by customers from Utah and Idaho, focused on energy saving strategies and the benefits of upgrading facility lighting to LED utilizing Rocky Mountain Power incentives.

 

The event was held at the eBay customer service center that was opened in May 2013. Utah Yamas Controls installed StruxureWare Building Operations in the 240,000 square foot facility that obtained LEED gold certification. The campus is home to over 1,800 employees and features a café, fitness center, massage rooms, basketball and volleyball courts and 400-seat auditorium.

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Kevin Dyreng, Energy Services Manager for Utah Yamas Controls, spoke in-depth about building commissioning and tuning, sub-metering, BTU balancing and specific items to watch for when analyzing energy usage. Kevin is a graduate from Weber State University with a degree in Electronics Engineering and has over 23 years experience in energy management. He is also a board member of the Utah Chapter of Energy Engineers. If you have any questions on how to increase your buildings efficiency don’t hesitate to call our office at (801) 990-1950.

 

Chris Cowan, Utah Yamas Controls lighting expert, joined a representative from Rocky Mountain Power on stage to explain how businesses can get cash incentives by upgrading current lighting to more efficient LED lighting. Utah Yamas Contols is a certified “Wattsmart Business Vendor” and can help you get your building upgraded to the most energy efficient lighting technology and receive the highest incentives offered.

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If you have any questions about what Utah Yamas Contols can offer or if you need information on building automation systems, energy services or security integration please call us at (801) 990-1950 or go www.utahyamas.com.

Local Buildings Become Electric Vehicle Friendly

With the high demand of newly-released electric vehicles, big changes are occurring in the commercial building industry. Plans are currently underway for the installation of electric vehicle docking (charging) stations in both the public and private sectors.

 

What is Pushing this Drive?

With almost every major manufacturer now in production of electric vehicles, reliable and quick charging systems are a necessity in order to meet consumer demand. Electric vehicles bring numerous immediate and long-term benefits to the table.

Local Buildings Become Electric Vehicle Friendly

The transition from EVs as an idea to adopting them into society has raised some concerns among the public. Electric vehicles have shorter driving ranges than gasoline-powered cars and require more time to fuel or charge up. The average 110V EV charging unit that comes standard with the vehicle takes 12 to 16 hours to fully charge.

Although there are cost savings and incentives to driving an electric vehicle, the bottom line is fueling stations need to be conveniently located. So how do consumers cope with this need? The solution is to have rapid charging stations available where they are needed and easily accessible. The charging stations must also be built at an affordable price to the owner. Most auto dealerships are launching electric vehicle models now, so these accommodations need to be taken care of immediately.

Utah-Yamas Controls, particularly its energy services and technologies division, is ready for the EV docking/charging station market and has been contracted to install docking/charging stations for several of their clients. One of their first customers, an early adopter to this technology, is the Canyon Park Technology Center in Orem. The company is planning the installation of EV docking stations at its Orem campus.

“The time has come to adopt this green technology at our park, and we want to be ready to meet our customers’ demands,” said Allen Finlinson, general manager of Canyon Park.

Why Join the EV Bandwagon?

The number one reason is to save money. In this case, going green will save green. Car manufacturers are producing electric vehicles that are getting more than 90 miles per gallon. Other big savings are in tax incentives. Owners of electric vehicles may receive a tax credit of up to $7,500. Owners of charging stations receive incentives as well. Currently, tax credits of up to $1,000 can be received on residential charging stations. Businesses may receive 30 percent of their cost up to $30,000.

EV charging stations can qualify for LEED points as well. Commercial buildings of any size, or multi-residential buildings up to four levels, can receive up to three LEED points under the New Construction Sustainable Sites Credit 4.0. Qualified buildings may receive between three and 15 LEED points under the Existing Building Sustainable Sites Credit 4.0.

Lastly, the docking systems are surprisingly affordable, and the efficiency of the systems are increasing. The level II residential and commercial stations can now charge in three to six hours, down from the standard 12 to 16 hours. Charging at level III commercial quick-charge station can take a mere 30 minutes.

So why else are building owners installing EV Stations?

Financial incentives aside, building owners and businesses recognize other needs for installing an EV docking station. One powerful need is branding power. Having an EV docking station installed will label a company green, showing an owner’s commitment to the environment. Having an EV station installed at your building will also increase customer traffic. Buildings with an EV docking station will attract EV owners to their business. Vehicle drivers need to dock their vehicles, and during that docking time, they will have the opportunity to traffic the local businesses.

Building owners can offer incentives for their tenants to use docking stations as well. Offering preferred parking spaces for green vehicles encourages others to join the movement for energy independence. Electric vehicles are now a reality, and harboring charging stations will soon be a necessity.

Check out our selection of charging stations in our web store or call Mike Evans directly at (801) 990-1950 and he will help you find the best fit for your application.

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Your Building is Probably an Energy Hog

If you didn’t already know most commercial buildings are energy hogs and your power bill every month may reflect that. There is probably hidden energy saving opportunities in your building that can be implemented right now to save energy and in turn reduce your monthly bill.

The energy services department at Utah Yamas Controls can perform a full energy audit of your building and turn the data collected into actionable intelligence. This will give you a road map to begin to see energy savings. Part of that road is adding intelligent building analytics. This software will provide benefits such as: benchmarking, dashboards, easily understand potential savings, easily spot and rectify anomalies and more. From building automation systems to electric meters, thermostats, appliances and even individual sensors of all types are now capable of communicating valuable information about their environment. Access to this data opens the door to reduce your energy consumption and cost.  

To begin your journey to better energy efficiency contact us today and speak with our energy experts.

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Why Your Building Should Be Smarter

Buildings are getting smarter and more user-friendly and your building should too.

 

This interesting article (click here to read it) highlights how smart technology is improving building control systems. Facility managers are better able to predict the needs of the users and run the building more efficiently.

“Smart building technologies can be used to provide a more customized and energy-efficient experience for building users—think, better temperature, lighting or security control for offices, and more reliable power for manufacturing facilities.”

Utah Yamas Controls and our Web Store can get your building on track to become part of the next-generation of smart buildings. The face of smart buildings is changing and you should be a part of it.

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