An Aussie project to improve energy efficiency

Optigo Networks Delta Building Automation 45 Benjamin Way project
Optigo Networks and Delta Building Automation team up to retrofit 45 Benjamin Way

Delta Building Automation (Australia) had a big job renovating the Australian Bureau of Statistics HQ (ABS) a while back. The building owner wanted to improve the building’s energy use and increase their National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) score to more than 4.5 stars, out of a possible total of six.

The land down under has really been digging into energy efficiency in recent years, and buildings across Australia are adapting to meet new requirements. NABERS is designed to guide building owners and managers on their journey towards environmental friendliness.

For buildings that have optimized their systems, the benefits are fantastic. NABERS has already contributed to massive energy savings across the country, reporting that “In 2013 alone, re-rated office buildings achieved a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 380,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, and saved 1.6 million litres of water.”

Unfortunately for this particular project, all commissioning information and original source code of the previous BMS system had been lost, making it harder to tune and achieve a higher NABERS rating. There was no existing network infrastructure, and no management system to measure the energy performance of the building.

Find out how we teamed up with Delta Building Automation to design an energy-efficient, future-proofed building network against all odds. Download the case study or watch our interview with Hendra Nugraha from Delta Building Automation!

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Recent Projects

Australian Bureau of Statistics at 45 Benjamin Way with Delta Building Automation

45 BENJAMIN WAY

Delta Building Automation (Australia) had a big job renovating the Headquarters for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) at 45 Benjamin Way. The building owner wanted to improve the building’s energy use and increase their National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) score to more than 4.5 stars, out of a possible total of six. Securing the network both internally and externally was a big priority, as well.

Delta Building Automation teamed up with Optigo Networks to create an entirely new Operational Technology (OT) network backbone. The Optigo Connect solution provided a high performance system that brought IT to the building operator level.

Penn State University Optigo Networks Visual BACnet

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

When Tom Walker looked at Penn State University’s Navy Yard network, he saw huge issues. The system was busy and loud, to the point where the overrun network was bringing down the entire building. Because this was happening on the MS/TP network, pinpointing the problem would mean boots on the ground to segment and test the chain, piece by piece.

Penn State University Optigo Networks Visual BACnet

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

When Tom Walker first started working at Penn State University four years ago, there were a lot of network issues. Buildings were dropping offline. Broadcast traffic was pushing 90,000 packets per hour. Walker was on the phone almost every single night because devices were down or had to be reset.

 

Torre Manacar Mexico City Optigo Connect

TORRE MANACAR

When MR Soluciones began work on Torre Manacar, they knew they needed a flexible and scalable network infrastructure to support a wide array of integrated systems. Optigo Networks was a natural fit for the massive project, designing a robust network at a competitive cost.

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SHORT PUMP TOWN CENTER

Short Pump Town Center, an upscale retail center, underwent a complete renovation in 2014. The flexibility of Optigo Networks’ solution meant the retail center’s unknown final design was not a barrier to placing IP surveillance equipment in the field.

BOULEVARD MALL

BOULEVARD MALL

Optigo Networks connected New York-based Boulevard Mall’s security surveillance devices in December 2015, using a Passive Daisy Chain topology.

Visual BACnet tech support team

TECH SUPPORT TEAM

One tech support team at a manufacturer purchased an account with Visual BACnet in April 2017, for technical problems around the world.

Aster Conservatory Green Optigo Connect

ASTER CONSERVATORY GREEN

The Aster Conservatory Green is a community comprising 352 residences across 24 low-rise buildings. The buildings use advanced surveillance and access control technology, including 40 HD video cameras and 60 FOB-access-tele-entry points for access control.

25 NATIONAL CIRCUIT

25 NATIONAL CIRCUIT

When Delta Building Automation (Australia) won the BMS Upgrade at 25 National Circuit for the Australian Trucking Association, they partnered with Optigo Networks to create a secure and robust Building Services Network (BSN). Optigo Connect more than delivered on this project with a scalable solution that restored the building network to perfection.

Seattle sports stadium uses Optigo Connect

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Optigo Connect offered a simple, cost-efficient solution for a premier Seattle-based stadium. Optigo Networks’ design improved the surveillance system to crystal clear perfection, made it dependable, and allowed the security system to scale with the addition of more than 40 16MP cameras.