Christian Health Care Center
Carrier controls & i-Vu® Building Automation System enhance comfort, efficiency at Christian Health Care Center
Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) provides a range of senior living and health care services, as well as short-term rehabilitation and mental health services, on a 78-acre main campus in northern New Jersey. CHCC has 12 buildings of different ages, sizes and purposes, served by heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment from several manufacturers, including boilers, rooftop units and water source heat pumps. The facilities staff at CHCC is tasked with providing a safe, comfortable environment for residents, staff and daily visitors. In addition, the staff promotes the facility’s green mandate by maintaining an energy efficient HVAC system.
The digital controls that monitor and adjust any HVAC system contribute significantly to the energy efficiency, ease of use and reliability of the system. In the case of a complex campus such as CHCC, controls provide the integration and remote access to equipment that enables the facilities staff to monitor the performance of systems from a central location and to receive timely alerts when system adjustments are needed. In addition, controls can increase the energy efficiency of individual components by enabling staff to fine-tune operations according to the needs of each conditioned space. The facilities staff at CHCC has undertaken several controls upgrades in recent years, incorporating Carrier controls and the i-Vu® building automation system to integrate disparate equipment into a single network with comprehensive visibility and accessibility, even from a distance.