Located just eight miles east of downtown Tampa, Florida, lies the Westfield Brandon mall. This 1.1 million square foot shopping center contracted with Automated Building Controls Systems Inc. (ABC) to install KMC products throughout the retail facility.
Integration was the primary goal of the new controls system. As a result, the KMC products integrate the HVAC system, lighting, smoke evacuation, and building security into one easily operated user interface. Building management is now enabled to control these systems from a central computer.
Flexibility was a key requirement in the hardware control devices. The field programmable nature of KMC products gave the system designers and installers from ABC a distinct advantage in setting up each zone. The facility operators were pleased to see that the KMC Controls system, with its user interface, resulted in large energy savings and tighter control over the building operations. In addition, of course, the new control system contributes to a positive shopping experience while maximizes efficiency by providing just the right amount of heating or cooling to keep the building comfortable for customers and employees.
According to Brandon Town Center management: “We like the payback of the controls system that we have received through energy savings. Not only did we save on energy costs, we gained efficiencies of both time and money by a central control location. That has been extremely convenient.”
Another facility professional adds: “The installation and follow-up service by ABC Systems, has helped us provide excellent customer service through the building automation system.”