A-TECH Engineering Ltd- a leading building automation system and controls provider based in Toronto provides a wide range of services to help transform your building or facility into an energy saving one while improving efficiency, lowering overhead costs, and reducing carbon footprint.
Despite being quite a young organization, A-TECH Engineering Ltd. has extensive experience in Building Automation System, HVAC Controls, Energy solutions besides others that increase operational efficiency of building systems. When choosing a building automation system and controls provider or energy management system for your building, there are many factors to consider and a plethora of options from which you can choose. Although there are several giant companies that are renowned for their brands and products, here are a few benefits of working with a young and dynamic organization like A-TECH Engineering Ltd.
Client-Focused – As a client, you are our number one priority, and we are driven by our clients’ wants and needs in order to come up with the best solutions for you. We go above and beyond to ensure that we are able to fulfill your requirements. In addition, we are like an open book to read and will always provide you with honest feedback on what we can do for you and guarantee the results.
Fast and Reliable Service– We understand the value of time and we are here with our team of experts to offer fast and reliable service to resolve whatever issues you are having with your system in a smooth and efficient manner with the least downtime. And the reason we can do this is because we have our own certified inhouse engineers and tech experts across various cities in Canada who are always at your service.
Competitive Pricing – We offer competitive pricing on our range of products and services including building automation system, energy management system, building analytics services and so on so you get more value for your money.
Go Beyond Traditional Building Automation System with A-TECH Smart Cloud– Our AI and IoT empowered building automation system and controls ensure you can take better control of your building from anywhere, anytime. In addition, we focus on enhancing user experience which is why we have developed our own inhouse BACnet to IoT App with a user-friendly interface through which you can easily monitor and control your building systems, get valuable insights, detect system anomalies, take preventive measures and so on. All of these are done with the least human intervention, thus saving you a massive amount of time, energy, and cost.
Get Tailored Solutions for Your Building – As a growing company and being client-centric, we always have your best interests at heart. We have our inhouse team of experts who will personally do the site visits, prepare assessments, carry out scope of work, feasibility, cost analysis, and so on to ensure we provide the best solutions for your facility as we understand each building and its requirements is unique.
In addition, most of the time in old buildings the controls are incompatible with new software, depriving the facility managers added benefits of today’s modern building automation systems. We are able to provide system integration and support for a number of major brands including Tridium, Johnson Controls, Honeywell, Alerton, Vykon and other BACnet buildings. With A-TECH Engineering Ltd., you can easily upgrade your controls so that it is functional, efficient, and cost effective.
A Diverse Range of Services Under One Umbrella – As a licensed engineering firm, we have a diverse portfolio of products and services to suit your business. From building automation and controls to renewable energy solutions to electrical services we are able to provide innovative solutions that best fits your building needs.
In addition, we also provide a wide range of partnered solutions such as effective HVAC system cleaning technology, building sterilization packages and so on across various cities in Canada for covid-19 building optimization. You can find out more about our services here.
Satisfaction Guaranteed –We believe in building long-lasting relationships with our clients and stakeholders. With A-TECH Engineering Ltd, you can rest assured that we will go the extra mile to make sure we continue to exceed your expectations.
Create a Better Canada- If your business is based in Canada, then we would love to help you out. We have local techs in various cities across Canada who are ready to serve you. As an advanced energy and engineering company based in Toronto, we strive to provide value to the local community and create a smart city as well as help Canadian businesses achieve net zero carbon emission by 2050. Together, we can create a smarter and greener Canada for the next generation.
Support Local – Although there are giant companies providing services and products similar to ours, you can choose to invest with us and experience the difference as we are committed to providing the best service possible and in return you will have the pride of contributing to your local community.
While there will always be giant companies around and we love them too, it is the young, pioneering companies like A-TECH Engineering Ltd. which are here to provide groundbreaking and innovative solutions along with unmatched customer service. If you are looking to find simple, cost effective solutions to improve your operational efficiency, reduce energy costs and improve occupants’ comfort while also lowering carbon emissions, then connect with an A-TECH Engineering Ltd. specialist today and unlock your building’s potential.
A-TECH Engineering Ltd. a leading energy company based in Toronto is excited to announce that recently we have completed Building Controls Upgrades for new Rooftop Condensing Unit by Daikin at Angus Glen Community Centre with City of Markham and Sharpline HVAC Inc.. We successfully integrated the upgrade with existing BAS Control System onsite that included Siemens Desigo as well as completed the electrical work.
For any building automation and controls query or discuss the energy savings potential of your building, feel free to connect with us.
STER-OL Infection Control Specialist and A-TECH Engineering Ltd. today announced the availability of sterilization packages aimed at solving current emergency disinfection needs while addressing poor ventilation as a superior preventive measure for COVID-19 transmission.
STER-OL Infection Control Specialist, currently used in both healthcare and commercial settings in and around Toronto uses state-of-the-art technology, SteraMist® developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in response to the 2001 Amerithanx attacks to neutralize anthrax. It was further developed to terminate hard to kill airborne and surface pathogens with a 99.9999% success rate. The system was then used to eradicate MERS in Seoul Korea, and in the global fight against Ebola in 2015. STER-OL Infection Control is now using the system to sterilize any type of environment in various sectors, including healthcare/ambulances, commercial, residential and transportation.
A-TECH Engineering Ltd., an advanced energy company with their vast experience in Building Automation and HVAC Controls, provides the necessary skills and expertise to evaluate, diagnose and implement necessary building ventilation improvements needed to reduce potential future transmissions of COVID-19. A-TECH Engineering employs a unique process that can penetrate HVAC coils at any depth and provide superior disinfection that can kill germs and microbes efficiently. The process is completely safe, fast, and requires no downtime. It not only improves indoor air quality and reduces COVID-19 spread and transmission, but also increases HVAC efficiency and lifespan. Additionally, A-TECH Engineering provides access to tailored indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring solutions allowing real-time tracking and alerts directly to building personnel enabling faster action to be implemented.
Together, STER-OL Infection Control Specialist and A-TECH Engineering Ltd. deliver a fully integrated complete solution when addressing COVID-19 in any building creating enhanced safety for all occupants.
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VP – Sales & Marketing
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STER-OL Infection Control
About STER-OL Infection Control Specialist
STER-OL Infection Control Specialist provides superior disinfection/decontamination services using the most advanced technology on the market. The touch-free application of SteraMist®, is the world’s most effective disinfection system which allows us to safely sterilize any environment, with minimal to no interruption. No clean-up is required before or after treatments, and no residues or odours are left behind.
- First developed by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in response to the 2001 Anthrax Attacks
- Further developed for the purpose of neutralization of hard to kill spores
- International used in the global fight to eradicate Ebola 2015 and MERS in Seoul South Korea
- SteraMist is proven to kill all known bacteria, spores and inactivate all known viruses on surface by a “six-log” or 99.9999% reduction
About A-TECH Engineering
is an advanced energy company that works to create smart, efficient and healthy buildings with innovative IoT-empowered building automation and integrated HVAC systems in addition to providing power and emission reduction solutions.
- Building controls and automation
- Data analytics and monitoring via smart cloud
- IoT and AI energy solutions
- Smart building optimization and system integration
- Ventilation and indoor air quality improvement
Optimizing resources can be a challenging task in any given environment. Putting the available tools in use to obtain the best results possible expending as little as you can is a full-time job and requires a lot of careful consideration. This is especially the case in the current state of technological development. Many options are constantly arising, evolving, and improving, and one must consider at least some of them with care since they can make a big difference.
This is the case when it comes to Energy Management. The technology involved in this field has evolved so much that it is now possible to cut down on costs and increase the efficiency of HVAC systems if a good solution to automation of variables such as temperature is properly implemented.
Today we are going to focus on the Energy Management of Schools and commercial buildings. Practically every industry, as well as end-users, can benefit from some kind of Energy Management System, both here in Toronto and around the world. We are focusing today on these two because their particular characteristics set them apart from other sectors and we will try to cover these differences in a certain amount of detail.
This is an area that can benefit greatly from proper HVAC controls, given the fact that it is very common to see, especially in Schools, that there is actually no system in place to manage the temperature remotely at all. Commercial buildings, on the other hand, display a very wide array of solutions, ranging from none to rather advanced systems in the higher end of the spectrum. Advanced is not always optimal, though. Since, as we have mentioned above, this field is constantly evolving it is always good to reassess periodically.
First of all, we should unpack this term so that we are all on the same page. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It refers to the technology used to control these environmental variables. It has come a long way in the last few years, and it is now possible to interact and command vast systems using practically any modern device with access to the internet. There are PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone solutions that provide an interface with which to manage these systems. When this is properly implemented a lot of time and money can be saved.
Currently available apps, such as A-TECH Engineering Ltd’s brand new iPhone and Android app are designed to provide detailed reporting and the ability to control a few key aspects of the machinery in place. They interact through industry-standard protocols and with all the best-known brands out there to ensure compatibility.
Schools are often big buildings, and the age of these buildings varies greatly. There are certainly newer buildings that have been constructed recently and there are quite a few older ones in use in our education system, too. Often the newer buildings benefit from being a bit more energy-efficient due to the construction techniques applied and the materials that were used during the process. Some may even be already equipped with HVAC systems that are compatible with remote management.
On the other hand, the older buildings will probably not benefit from all of these things or any at all.
Because of its size and the number of hours that a school is active every day throughout the year proper energy management is crucial. An effort to bring up-to-date the environment controls of schools is needed and would be very beneficial. It would ensure that temperature and other factors are kept at an optimal level using the least amount of energy possible.
There are similarities between Schools and Commercial buildings when it comes to this issue. These kinds of buildings vary in size and construction features. Some of them may be very big, while others are rather small. The key difference here is that commercial buildings will probably have less access to aid from the government to put the kind of system that we have been discussing in place. Some of these businesses will be able to afford it, while others will not.
The other factor that comes into play is that, even though the business may be able to cover the costs of this investment, they may not deem it important enough to go through the process. They may reach the conclusion that it is better not to change something that is working properly.
Careful assessment is required here because even though it is in everyone’s best interest to be as energy-efficient as possible, we cannot achieve that at the cost of hurting the businesses involved. There are a few ways in which this problem can be solved, either by making incentives available to private businesses or by enforcing laws. There are examples of both of these approaches locally and internationally with varying degrees of success. If the goal of achieving efficiency with as little negative impact as possible is kept in mind a solution will surely arise that will benefit everyone involved. Let us talk a bit now about the implementation of the first steps in this process.
Any sector looking to enter into the world of remote energy management will require an investment to get started. This cannot be avoided since regular HVAC equipment will not do, specific equipment that is built with connectivity is required.
This investment pays off in a very significant way as time goes on, it returns in the form of savings from energy bills and often in the fact that this new machinery will require less maintenance both because it is built with newer technology and because of its ability to report the way it is functioning, which improves the machine’s working condition and extends its lifetime.
The problem is that not everyone will be able to shoulder the initial costs of acquiring and setting the equipment up. Although many of these expenses have gone down significantly in the last decade or so, the expense is still a non-trivial amount.
Incentives from the Government
A way around this issue could be provided by the government of Ontario. There is currently an incentive program that is designed to improve energy efficiency across all sectors, including consumers. The way this has been implemented is by providing a discount on the acquisition of more efficient appliances, which spend less energy to perform the same tasks. This initiative could be expanded to include an even greater number of HVAC equipment that may be better suited for the needs of commercial buildings and Schools. There are other incentives that could take place alongside this to further simplify the task of updating or acquiring equipment.
No matter what form this aid takes, it is important to keep in mind that, since this change benefits everyone we should strive to improve energy management as much as we can in all fields. Both commercial buildings and Schools are big players when it comes to energy management and they should be part of this conversation.
After the first step is taken things get a lot easier. As soon as the equipment is in place and doing its job the efficiency starts to rise, which translates into significant energy savings. This means cheaper energy bills and operational standards that are a lot friendlier to our environment. Because of all of the features that current equipment provides maintaining this kind of hardware and avoiding malfunctions is much easier, it takes less effort and time to keep operational levels optimal. Personnel will be freed to handle other tasks and no longer burdened with things that can now be done from a smartphone, this is another added benefit of connectivity and automation.
It can be hard to take a leap and jump into such investments at times. It is often hard to justify them when considering the costs and efforts involved. In every one of the cases we have covered here today, there are already solutions in place to handle temperature and other ambient factors. That makes this decision even harder. Why invest in something that is already resolved and performing its tasks? As we have seen the reasons are compelling and the benefits are great in the long run. It takes a bit of foresight and calculation to realize that moving into a smarter HVAC control scheme is the better option, and we should be trying to help and incentivize as much as we can to ensure that everyone involved makes the required changes as soon as the possible can without hurting their operation. This can be especially challenging in the private sector and should be considered carefully. Schools may not suffer from this challenge, but they have a set of their own to deal with.
Both of these two cases are a substantial part of the energy pie, they should be one of the main focuses of efforts to make both our city and the rest of the world more efficient when it comes to energy management.
It has been just under a week since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In the time since that has happened, we have all witnessed the uncertainty and urgency unfolding around us. Precautionary measures to #Flattenthecurve are being taken throughout Canada and all around the globe. Schools and businesses are being closed, and mass gatherings have been cancelled, in an effort to reduce potential exposure.
In awake of global crisis and Covid-19, building and businesses are closing temporary with no staff to monitor HVAC Equipment, commercial buildings need to maintain HVAC equipment and operators might not be available for extended period of time, with our app, you can monitor, receive alert and also control setpoints remotely.
We were initially charging a fees of $2,999 for setup etc, to help and assist communities (business owner, schools, office building) we are WAIVING the fees for setting up the app (www.atecheng.ca/iot) to monitor, alarm/alert and control your building from the cloud, for more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and advise of which system or brand you currently have such as Tridium, Siemens, Honeywell, Alerton, Distech our protocol, Lon, BACnet, modbus.
We are doing the best that we can to support you and your local community, while at the same time, doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. With all of us working together, and supporting one another, we will get through this.
Adeel Choudhry, P.Eng., MCPM, CPEng.
A-TECH Engineering Ltd.
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