Securing a high level of availability and reliability of power is critical to business across all sectors. Properly designed electrical systems provide a resilient power source, reduce energy consumption and optimize building performance.
In our electronic and digital world the slightest power outage, disturbance or voltage variation can have devastating consequences for your business. Secure and Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) with a battery of flywheel back-up can provide clean, stable power during black-outs, brown-outs, surges or swells in utility voltage. Owners and developers are turning to critical power specialists to proactively plan for UPS and back-up power systems.
Expertise – Electrical
- Engineering / Design
- Power Distribution
- Digital Metering
- Lighting Control
- Life Safety
- Wire Management
- Tenant Fit-up
Expertise – Critical Power
- Back-up Power (diesel, natural gas, bio-fuel)
- Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)
- Data Centres
- Mission Critical Facilities
- Command/Control Centres
- Central Plants
- Condition Assessment/ Due Diligence Reports
- Feasibility Studies
- Master Planning
- Contract Documents
- Contract Administration
- Project Administration/ Management
- Peer Review
- Planning, Design and Compliance (PDC)
The reduction of the overall lighting/ power density and ‘right-sized distribution’ is a key component of sustainable electrical infrastructure.
As buildings become more energy efficient, distribution systems should follow suit. Key operational features of an efficient power distribution system (PDS) include fault tolerance, concurrent maintainability, backup power, the efficiency of distribution equipment, and the elimination of idle components.
With increasing stress and demand on the utility grid, owners are focusing on ‘self-sufficiency’ as a means of maintaining business continuity, controlling loss and keeping a ‘leg-up’ on the competition. Emergency (back-up) power generators (diesel, gas, bi-fuel, etc.) are an important part of a competitive strategy.
A holistic approach to building intelligence
Electrical systems can legitimately exist as a siloed system, but there is another investment level to consider if there is an opportunity to converge the electrical system with other low voltage systems (lighting, lighting controls, ICT, security and audio visual).
Through integration with other related systems via a single, central, IP network, combined with digital metering, a facility’s critical Electrical system functions (power distribution, energy spend), can be engineering for central monitoring and control. Data collected can be leveraged to achieve advanced operational efficiency and energy optimization by means of an overarching building intelligence workflow automation. Learn More