Automation WITH FIRELAKE

Firelake is committed to delivering exceptional building automation solutions and services that are cost effective and long lasting.  We focus on functionality, user operability, and quality installations.  In conjunction with our partners, we utilize industry-leading products such as Tridium Niagara, Johnson Controls, and Honeywell.  The use of multiple product lines gives Firelake the unique ability to offer clients a personalized solution.

Differentiators:

Quality Workmanship

Our automation division personnel have 20 years of experience installing controls. Many of the systems installed by our team are still in operation today, which is a testament to the reliability, longevity and the quality of our workmanship. The emphasis our team places on quality has been shown to reduce the total cost of ownership by 10%.

Technical Competency

Firelake’s professional team possesses significant technical experience and past performance in the automation industry.  Our team is made of engineers, programmers, graphic designers, and HVAC specialists. This combination of experts makes Firelake very efficient, which allows us to pass savings on to the client.

Subject Matter Expertise

Firelake has been awarded the title, Subject Matter Expert in the building automation industry, as a result of over 160 years of combined experience. The engineering and mechanical community turns to Firelake for suggestions and assistance on designs and services.

Non-Proprietary Solutions

Firelake focuses on non-proprietary systems, therefore our clients don’t have to worry about being monopolized.  It is common for a non-proprietary system to reduce bid quotes by 25%. This allows for more competitive bidding and keeps the client in control of their building’s future. From basic facility designs, to the most complex system solutions, Firelake is prepared to meet the technical demands by offering the following suite of capabilities:

Automation Capabilities:

• HVAC Controls
• Energy Analytics
• Lighting Controls
• Integrated Systems
• Parts / Equipment Sales
• Service / Maintenance Solutions

Firelake employees’ technical skills encompass over 160 years of experience in the building automation industry. Our expertise includes the entire life-cycle process consisting of pre-construction services, project management, fielding operations, engineering designs, installations, commissioning, and training.  These efforts have been proven on hundreds of small and medium sized projects as well as multiple Fortune 500 companies such as Ford Motors, DST, and Hallmark Cards.

HVAC Controls

HVAC Controls

  • We design and implement the nervous system that controls your building’s HVAC Equipment keeping your building reliable, operational, and efficient.
  • Firelake sets high standards on HVAC Control.  We believe understanding the mechanical systems is the key element of success.  Firelake is committed to training on the latest technology and HVAC trends.  We invest on a weekly basis in continued education to expand our knowledge of the systems we control.  Whether the building is occupied with office staff, hospital patients, or computer equipment, we take our quality of work and customer service seriously.
  • Firelake utilizes non-proprietary equipment such as the Niagara Framework coupled with BACnet controllers.  The use of non-proprietary devices prevents our clients from being “locked in” to a single contractor.  This provides our clients with present and future flexibility.
  • Firelake recognizes the importance of the user interface, which connects the owner to their building. In an effort to optimize performance, we employ graphics designers that are trained to collaborate with the owners to ensure a simple, clean, and functional user interface.  Our objective is to get users to the information they need effortlessly and quickly.

Energy Analytics

Energy Analytics

Energy is a significant portion of operating costs.  Before these costs can be reduced, utilization identification must occur. To assist customers, Firelake uses energy systems that gather, analyze, and represent utilization data in an understandable matter. This data is then used to assist building owners in the construction of a plan to reduce energy costs.

  • Energy Monitoring
  • Energy Analytics
  • Energy Reporting
  • Energy Dashboards

Lighting Controls

Lighting Controls

  • Lighting consumes a considerable amount of energy.  The automation of lighting ensures efficient and correct usage, resulting in energy and operational savings.
  • Firelake leverages the Niagara Framework to automate lighting. Our automation abilities include, creating lighting schemes for various events, lighting that only operates when needed, and daylight harvesting to save energy.  Leaving lights on too often, or at higher levels than necessary, increases replacement frequency. Moreover, statistics have proven that when lighting is at the optimal levels, productivity will increase.

HVAC Controls

  • We design and implement the nervous system that controls your building’s HVAC Equipment keeping your building reliable, operational, and efficient.
  • Firelake sets high standards on HVAC Control.  We believe understanding the mechanical systems is the key element of success.  Firelake is committed to training on the latest technology and HVAC trends.  We invest on a weekly basis in continued education to expand our knowledge of the systems we control.  Whether the building is occupied with office staff, hospital patients, or computer equipment, we take our quality of work and customer service seriously.
  • Firelake utilizes non-proprietary equipment such as the Niagara Framework coupled with BACnet controllers.  The use of non-proprietary devices prevents our clients from being “locked in” to a single contractor.  This provides our clients with present and future flexibility.
  • Firelake recognizes the importance of the user interface, which connects the owner to their building. In an effort to optimize performance, we employ graphics designers that are trained to collaborate with the owners to ensure a simple, clean, and functional user interface.  Our objective is to get users to the information they need effortlessly and quickly.

Energy Analytics

Energy is a significant portion of operating costs.  Before these costs can be reduced, utilization identification must occur. To assist customers, Firelake uses energy systems that gather, analyze, and represent utilization data in an understandable matter. This data is then used to assist building owners in the construction of a plan to reduce energy costs.

  • Energy Monitoring
  • Energy Analytics
  • Energy Reporting
  • Energy Dashboards

Lighting Controls

  • Lighting consumes a considerable amount of energy.  The automation of lighting ensures efficient and correct usage, resulting in energy and operational savings.
  • Firelake leverages the Niagara Framework to automate lighting. Our automation abilities include, creating lighting schemes for various events, lighting that only operates when needed, and daylight harvesting to save energy.  Leaving lights on too often, or at higher levels than necessary, increases replacement frequency. Moreover, statistics have proven that when lighting is at the optimal levels, productivity will increase.

Integrated Solutions

Integrated Solutions

  • Connecting multiple systems together into one system.
  • Today’s building systems are becoming more advanced and computerized.  These systems may include HVAC, access, CCTV, lighting, computer servers, irrigation, elevators, fire, etc.  Firelake offers “Integrated Solutions” that tie all of these systems into one central system.  This creates an easier interface for the building operator and owner.  The connection of systems creates an intelligent building, allowing the occupant to focus on business matters.

Parts/Equipment Sales

Parts/Equipment Sales

  • Various automation equipment including sensors, devices, VFD’s, Valves, etc..
  • Johnson Controls
  • Honeywell
  • Tridium
  • Firelake offers a unique parts/smarts package.  Our package provides clients a cost effective solution. Firelake can design and deliver the parts pre-programmed and ready for install.  Additionally, we offer as much or as little support as required to produce an operational system.

Sales/Maintenance Solutions

Sales/Maintenance Solutions

  • 24/7 Service
  • Service / Maintenance Agreements
  • Monitoring Services

Integrated Solutions

  • Connecting multiple systems together into one system.
  • Today’s building systems are becoming more advanced and computerized.  These systems may include HVAC, access, CCTV, lighting, computer servers, irrigation, elevators, fire, etc.  Firelake offers “Integrated Solutions” that tie all of these systems into one central system.  This creates an easier interface for the building operator and owner.  The connection of systems creates an intelligent building, allowing the occupant to focus on business matters.

Parts/Equipment Sales

  • Various automation equipment including sensors, devices, VFD’s, Valves, etc..
  • Johnson Controls
  • Honeywell
  • Tridium
  • Firelake offers a unique parts/smarts package.  Our package provides clients a cost effective solution. Firelake can design and deliver the parts pre-programmed and ready for install.  Additionally, we offer as much or as little support as required to produce an operational system.

Sales/Maintenance Solutions

  • 24/7 Service
  • Service / Maintenance Agreements
  • Monitoring Services