Carrier University Training Center
i-Vu® Building Automation System delivers state-of-the-art comfort and efficiency at Carrier University Training Center
The William Bynum Education Center was built in 1974 and is home to Carrier University. The facility houses classrooms and hands-on laboratories for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) students which distinguish Carrier as an industry leader. Carrier University also provides accredited training for NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certification as well as Institute for Sustainability Symposiums on climate leadership topics. Three original 25-ton outdoor condensing units and air terminals were used to provide cooling at the facility. The condensing units and air terminals were in good condition but their controls did not provide the energy efficiency, comfort conditions and remote system access now available. Carrier drew on its own pool of experts to design the upgrade to the system with the twin goals of state of the art occupant comfort and maximal energy efficiency.
Due to the reliability and longevity of Carrier equipment, and in the spirit of sustainable use of resources, Carrier engineers were able to design an upgrade that incorporated much of the existing equipment. The upgrade also featured the addition of the i-Vu® Building Automation System, a digital controls network and user interface that permits easy access, monitoring and adjustment of the Carrier University HVAC system from any web-enabled location. These upgrades, including the addition of temperature and CO2 sensors in each classroom and office, have enabled the existing split system to create a positive-pressure indoor environment with ventilation precisely controlled for occupancy, while reducing energy demand by one-third.