What is an ECS and What You Need to Know

An ECS, or Environmental Control System, is an automated control system designed to regulate the building’s climate comfort and energy efficiency. ECS regulates conditions like temperature and humidity levels. Some systems can also control factors like lighting and internet access. Depending on the system, they can either be highly elaborate or offer more general features.

How Does an ECS Work?

The purpose of an ECS is to instill automation and efficiency. The system enables this in various ways. For instance, if you want to keep your office at a constant 75 degrees, the system will create an average of what is happening on each floor and make adjustments as needed to compensate. If the top floor tends to run closer to 80 degrees due to sun exposure, whereas the lower floors stay slightly cooler, the ECS will take note of these variations and adjust by compartmentalizing how it cools.

Why Install an ECS?

An ECS is a much more efficient way of controlling a building’s temperature, rather than running one big unit for the entire building.

Small and large buildings alike benefit from an ECS not only because they add an element of luxury, but also because they improve the building’s energy performance.

Some environmental control systems allow you to adjust types of lighting and sound as well as control the internet and who can access it. At Seacoast Construction, we have worked on Class A office projects in which owners have installed an ECS that gives tenants unlimited abilities to adjust and customize their space for how they want. These features can be nice enhancements and attract quality tenants to your property.

If you have questions about environmental control systems or how they would benefit your building, please get in touch with our team at Seacoast Construction.

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