The new Atlanta Braves ballpark, SunTrust Park, offers fans a safer, more secure, and comfortable environment thanks to products from UTC Climate, Controls & Security brands — including Carrier, Automated Logic, and Edwards — as well as Otis Elevator.

The ballpark is being touted as one of the most technologically advanced ballparks in the country. In addition to the more than 1,350 Wi-Fi access points and 30 LED displays — including the 64-foot-tall-by-121-foot wide center field video board — the ballpark contains a number of cutting-edge building technologies that set SunTrust Park apart from other ballparks in the country.

“With our industry-leading products and unparalleled capability to create customized building solutions, UTC is uniquely positioned to design and deliver innovative products for mixed-use developments like the new SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta,” said Bob McDonough, president, UTC Climate, Controls & Security. “We are proud to be a part of this large-scale project and are excited to showcase the innovative, sustainable, and intelligent solutions that were selected.”  

“When we were looking for innovative building automation, safety, and cooling solutions, the brands of UTC, like Automated Logic, Carrier, Edwards, and Otis were a logical choice,” said Mike Plant, president, development, Atlanta Braves.

Technology and innovation are baked into every aspect of the ballpark, starting with an advanced building automation system (BAS). Just like the team manager, the Automated Logic WebCTRL® building automation system provides strategy, giving building engineers the ability to fully understand the operations of the building and analyze the results for enhanced situational awareness and operational efficiency. Specifically, the WebCTRL system is able to monitor all the building systems, including the Edwards and Carrier products that were also installed in the ballpark.

In the event of an emergency, innovative safety solutions from Edwards are on deck to keep visitors to SunTrust Park safer. The Edwards EST®3  emergency communications platform integrates fire alarm, security, and mass notification/emergency communications (MNEC) functions into one system. The Edwards FireWorks® control system is able to provide real-time mass notification and insight into life safety and security events that may occur throughout the facility. The Edwards technology securely gathers, consolidates, disseminates and displays data, and controls key points throughout a facility or campus.

Behind the scenes, a powerful lineup of Carrier cooling and air handling systems ensure comfort throughout the ballpark’s facilities. Three Carrier AquaEdge® 19XRV centrifugal chillers provide large-scale, high-efficiency cooling while also being environmentally responsible, reliable, and quiet. Also, 26 Carrier Aero® 39M air handling units and two custom 39CC units were installed throughout the complex. The recently reinvented Aero 39M commercial air handler delivers greater flexibility and versatility through an expanded number of available sizes, configurations, and additional features, making it perfect for any project.

Otis was selected to provide 26 transportation units at the stadium including 14 Gen2® elevators, which use flat belts instead of conventional ropes. This provides passengers with a more comfortable ride, greater reliability, more efficient operation, and increased energy efficiency compared to roped elevators. Otis is also supplying 10 NCE energy-efficient, environmentally responsible escalator systems, one freight elevator, and one service elevator.

Adjacent to the stadium, UTC building technologies are being installed throughout The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development, featuring boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 550 residences and more.

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Publication date: 5/4/2017