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This project transformed the former Red Deer Bowladrom into a sustainable LEEDreg Silver targeted facility housing Berry Architecture Associates and Downey Roth Hrywkiw Fidek Chartered Accountants The buildingrsquos water usage is tracked and logged and the facility reduces water usage by collecting rainwater for toilets Natural gas usage is also reduced through the installation of solar panels on the roof

BACnet Implementation Transforms Architectural Facility Into LEED Silver

July 7, 2014
From a bowling alley to an architectural firm - the mechanical system and building design in an unoccupied building is transformed into modern office space that is both sustainable, a LEED-Silver candidate.

The once unoccupied Red Deer (Alberta, Canada) Bowladrome was transformed into the offices of Berry Architecture + Associates — now a sustainable, LEED® Silver targeted facility as a result of the implementation of BACnet by BACnet International Gold Member Reliable Controls of Victoria, British Columbia.

The networked hardware in the project included BACnet/IP communication and control of a third-party air handling unit, BACnet/MSTP communication of a third party humidifier, and BACnet/MSTP communication of all MACH-Air controllers to the MACH-ProWebSys. Features of the improved facility include lighting, heating, and ventilation zones; open spaces with natural light; motion sensors for energy reduction; and a green roof featuring a patio, local plants, butterfly gardens, bee boxes, hummingbird nests, herb/vegetable gardens, solar panels, and water collection.

"BACnet International exists to promote the successful implementation of the BACnet protocol," states Andy McMillan, President and Managing Director of BACnet International. "The Berry Architecture + Associates offices are a prime example of how BACnet can be utilized to transform and improve an existing facility."

BACnet International has nearly 60 success stories – case studies that feature successful implementation of BACnet.

BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. The organization oversees operation of its BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products.