Automated Logic's WebCTRL® Building Automation System Provides Critical
Control at Princeton University's High-Performance Computing Research Center
KENNESAW, Ga., Jan. 16, 2013
KENNESAW, Ga., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Automated Logic Corporation
(ALC), a leading provider of innovative building automation solutions that
maximize energy efficiency while ensuring occupant comfort, is providing
critical building monitoring and control for the new High-Performance
Computing Research Center (HPCRC) at Princeton University. The facility is one
of only nine high-performance data centers in the world to achieve U.S. Green
Building Council^® Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED^®) Gold
certification. ALC is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"We're proud to be the building automation provider for this important
project," said Lauren Kolb, president, ALC. "The installation of our WebCTRL^®
system at HPCRC underscores our expertise and commitment to helping customers
achieve their sustainability goals in the mission-critical and education
Located on Princeton's Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro, N.J., the 47,000 sq.
ft. facility is home to Princeton's Terascale Infrastructure for
Groundbreaking Research in Science and Engineering, also known as TIGRESS. The
facility contains nearly 1,800 computers that support major research
initiatives, administrative systems and departmental functions.
HPCRC received LEED Gold certification in 2012 and is currently consuming
one-third less energy than the former data center on campus. That level of
performance is aligned with Princeton's ambitious sustainability plan, which
promotes sustainable building technologies to reduce energy demand and
The centralized computing facility features sophisticated heating, ventilation
and air conditioning (HVAC) technology, monitored and controlled by ALC's
WebCTRL system. Three chillers maintain water temperature at approximately 45
degrees Fahrenheit to air-cool the computers, which generate excessive heat;
the system can switch to outside air during colder months. A natural
gas-driven generator, switched on when electricity prices spike, features a
co-generation function that captures expelled heat as a source of energy to
chill water. The WebCTRL system provides multiple levels of redundant (N+1)
control, backed by extensive trend reporting capabilities.
"The WebCTRL technology and ALC team are very experienced in data center
management," noted Bill Broadhurst, PE, CEM, LEED AP, campus energy manager,
Princeton. "Their people made a real difference. We appreciate the team, their
depth of knowledge and how it was applied."
Over the past two decades, ALC has completed more than 400 data center
projects. Most are Tier II and Tier IV installations, including the world's
largest data complex currently under construction in the western U.S. ALC's
mission-critical clients include some of the world's most successful and
technologically advanced companies and government entities, including global
leaders in financial markets and trading technology, software and internet
security solutions, telecommunication providers, national defense agencies and
the nation's largest co-location provider.
For more information on ALC, visit www.automatedlogic.com.
About Automated Logic Corporation
Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) provides customers with innovative building
management solutions that maximize energy efficiency while ensuring occupant
comfort. Its intuitive products are designed to control and monitor building
functions such as heating, air conditioning and lighting, and to give users
the tools they need to achieve energy savings and sustainable building
operations. ALC serves major market sectors, including commercial office,
education, healthcare, government and data centers, through a global network
of independent dealers and North American branch offices. ALC is a part of UTC
Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading
provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit
www.automatedlogic.com for more information.
SOURCE Automated Logic Corporation
Contact: Tina Wells, Automated Logic, +1-770-795-4817,
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