The Green Thinker Network announced that the FlexStat
, from KMC Controls, won the Sustainability 2012 competition
in the Heating and AC & Plumbing category.
GreenThinkerNetwork.com promotes sustainable products and services in the building industry. According to its web site, it was created by a small group of architects and engineers seeking to partner with those who truly want to “make a difference.” The web site features only “green building products and service providers who utilize innovative building practices and eco design solutions.” The goal of the second annual competition was to raise awareness of alternative methods of building construction and operation.
The KMC FlexStat is a BACnet Advanced Application Controller and sensor in a single package that creates a flexible solution for stand-alone or BACnet-network challenges in any size commercial building. Enhanced IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) and energy-saving features in the FlexStat series include efficient HVAC control of temperature and humidity via schedules, motion sensors, and CO2 sensors with DCV (Demand Control Ventilation) sequences.
The BAC-13xxxx series, with a built-in CO2 sensor, uses a patented self-calibration technique designed to be used in applications where CO2 concentrations will drop to outside ambient conditions (approximately 400 ppm) at least three times in a 14 day period, typically during unoccupied periods. The BAC-13xxxx series, when properly configured, complies with CA Title 24, Section 121(c), as well as sub-paragraph 4.F. It can also comply with ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010 and follow guidelines by Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI).
The BAC-14xxxx series, also with a built-in CO2 sensor, is designed for zones with continuous occupancy. The BAC-12xxxx series can have a remote CO2 sensor connected to one of the external inputs. All these models are available with three levels of DCV sequences when using applications with a modulating economizer option and an internal or external CO2 sensor.
For more information about the FlexStat’s previous awards and features, see the FlexStat product page on www.kmccontrols.com.