MINNEAPOLIS - Honeywell announced it has signed a $1.4 million contract with Crow Wing County in central Minnesota to integrate and upgrade the county's HVAC systems at three brand new facilities and one renovated county building, including a judicial center, community services center, jail, and central services plant. The company will also install access control and surveillance systems.

On the HVAC side, Honeywell will install new controls in each building. Facilities and parks director for Crow Wing County Mike Kearns and the other administrators will be able to control temperatures and view all the HVAC information from a single EBI station, which will help them quickly diagnose heating and cooling problems, and ensure maximum comfort for residents and workers.

The chillers and boilers in the central plant, which service the whole campus, also will be tied into the Enterprise Buildings Integrator platform using a LON-Bus network. Based on open technology, the network helps connect equipment from different vendors, allowing county workers to better investigate any system problems or failures. Dunham Associates, a consulting engineer firm based in Bloomington, Minn., designed the plant's integrated system.

Publication date: 09/05/2005