by Brianna Crandall — February 25, 2022 — Commercial and industrial HVAC designer and manufacturer Daikin Applied recently introduced SiteLine Building Controls, a portfolio of scalable, cloud-based technologies to enable building owners and facilities managers (FMs) to effortlessly connect, monitor and manage both individual pieces of HVAC equipment and integrated building systems. With SiteLine, owners and operators have the tools and insights to optimize performance, improve indoor air quality (IAQ), and trim energy use and carbon emissions.
The new controls portfolio provides complete transparency into the entire heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) ecosystem to help create comfortable and sustainable environments where people work and live. Intuitive dashboards keep facility personnel connected to their operations at all times, and arms them with data to drive efficiency and lower costs while maintaining comfort.
Unlike most control systems, which require a high degree of configuration and programming, SiteLine offers out-of-the-box functionality for easy setup. It also seamlessly links many makes of equipment, helping alleviate integration challenges that contractors and engineers face every day.
Shinya Nishi, senior vice president, Aftermarket, Daikin Applied, remarked:
Controls are often the domain of specialized engineers and technicians, and that comes with a considerable price tag. SiteLine, however, is designed to provide effortless insights. The hardware and software are flexible and user-friendly, able to be installed and used by almost anyone in the field.
The SiteLine portfolio currently includes three offerings to meet a range of needs:
- SiteLine for Wireless BAS combines the power of wireless technology and the cloud to integrate light-commercial, applied and VRV equipment into one, easy-to-manage building automation system (BAS) for both retrofits and new construction. Plus, the controls feature advanced security to protect user data and scalability to accommodate future expansion.
- SiteLine for Dedicated Equipment delivers 24/7 monitoring and control for standalone equipment, including rooftop units and chillers. A direct connection to hundreds of data points — from any connected device, anywhere in the world — provides precise insights for easier decision making. Preventative alerts also help reduce downtime and emergency service calls.
- SiteLine for Pre-Programmed BAS helps users enhance performance and efficiency throughout an entire facility with a BAS that links and optimizes Daikin equipment. This pre-engineered system offers configurable control without the need for custom programming. Local and cloud-based connectivity provides additional flexibility.
Nishi noted that users also get access to Daikin Applied’s technical resource center and controls engineers for ongoing customer support.
Daikin Applied Americas, a member of Forbes 1000 global company Daikin Industries, Ltd., designs and manufactures advanced commercial and industrial HVAC systems for customers around the world. Daikin Applied solutions are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service and parts offices.