KMC Commander in Action: Baldwin Child and Adolescent Health Center
KMC Commander is an IoT platform designed to help businesses affordably solve immediate problems while providing a long-term solution for future development. This highly customizable platform can be adapted to handle a variety of situations. Let’s take a look at one real-life example, the Baldwin Child and Adolescent Health Center in Baldwin, Mich.
The Baldwin Child and Adolescent Health Center, part of the Baldwin Family Health Care program, previously relied on an aging VVT HVAC system, a type notorious for being neither efficient nor consistent. They needed an update, and with a VVT retrofit topped off with KMC Commander, the clinic gained new efficiency, comfort and control.
This facility, connected to Baldwin Elementary School, specializes in treatment of children and young adults in the community aged five to 21. It offers comprehensive health care services, including dental and behavioral health – located next door to its youngest patients. The clinic‘s HVAC system had aged out, resulting in uncomfortable quarters for its staff and patients.
To solve the HVAC issues, the clinic was looking to perform a VTT retrofit on its existing system, as well as adding the benefits of a building automation system to trend, schedule and alarm the system remotely. This would also give the clinic the opportunity to monitor the status of specialized medical equipment, including its vaccine cooler and medical air compressor, as well as the backup generator and fire alarm.
Security was another concern for the clinic. Due to the sensitive nature of personal health records, HIPAA rules required the clinic’s IT system remained distinct from any outside IT system, including the adjoining school.
Working with Renshaw Electric out of Traverse City, KMC Controls performed a VVT retrofit on the clinic’s HVAC system. Using KMC’s SimplyVAV controllers, FlexStat zoning equipment controllers and a NetSensor for each room, the clinic’s existing 5-ton, 4-zone package rooftop unit could be brought up-to-date without the expense of replacing the entire mechanical system. With the upgrade, the system was connected to the cloud with KMC Commander. This gave the clinic control to track and monitor each of the four zones independently, from any location, on any device with internet access.
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