Project Files: School Districts

COMPANY: TAC, Carrollton, Texas

INSTALLATION: Central Monitoring and Control System

COMPLETION: Scheduled for July 2007

CUSTOMER: The Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD)

OBJECTIVE: Manage mechanical systems at more than 220 schools.

DESCRIPTION: The $2.5 million design and build services contract to provide the Dallas ISD with a Web-based, district-wide monitoring and control system follows in the wake of major school renovations and additions financed by a $1.4 billion bond program. TAC’s building management system (BMS), installed in over 70 schools since 2002, needed a front-end for monitoring and viewing facilities remotely. Using TAC Xenta™ 527 products, the company integrated seven LON® vendors and three legacy systems from manufacturers such as JCI, Distech, Circon, Invensys, Honeywell, and Trane. The new system allows operators to monitor, control, and trend all available points, giving district employees the ability to take a proactive approach to managing comfort levels and equipment. Each school has a unique IP address, its own user name, and its own password. “Each time the district had a hot/cold call, personnel would physically drive to the school. Everything was done in a reactive mode,” said Jeffrey Drees, vice president, systems Integration-Central, TAC.

Publication date: 05/28/2007

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts


NEWS 05-25-15 cover

2015 May 25

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


The EPA has approved several hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants for HVACR applications. Do you support the use of HCs?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con