Automated Logic's WebCTRL Building Automation System Provides Critical Control at Princeton University's High-Performance Computing Research Center

Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:00am EST

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KENNESAW, Ga.,  Jan. 16, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Automated Logic Corporation
(ALC), a leading provider of innovative building automation solutions that
maximize energy efficiency while ensuring occupant comfort, is providing
critical building monitoring and control for the new High-Performance Computing
Research Center (HPCRC) at  Princeton University. The facility is one of only
nine high-performance data centers in the world to achieve U.S. Green Building
Council®  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold
certification. ALC is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"We're proud to be the building automation provider for this important project,"
said  Lauren Kolb, president, ALC. "The installation of our WebCTRL®  system at
HPCRC underscores our expertise and commitment to helping customers achieve
their sustainability goals in the mission-critical and education sectors."

Located on  Princeton's  Forrestal Campus  in  Plainsboro, N.J., the 47,000 sq.
ft. facility is home to  Princeton's Terascale Infrastructure for Groundbreaking
Research in Science and Engineering, also known as TIGRESS. The facility
contains nearly 1,800 computers that support major research initiatives,
administrative systems and departmental functions.  

HPCRC received LEED Gold certification in 2012 and is currently consuming
one-third less energy than the former data center on campus. That level of
performance is aligned with  Princeton's ambitious sustainability plan, which
promotes sustainable building technologies to reduce energy demand and conserve

The centralized computing facility features sophisticated heating, ventilation
and air conditioning (HVAC) technology, monitored and controlled by ALC's
WebCTRL system. Three chillers maintain water temperature at approximately 45
degrees Fahrenheit to air-cool the computers, which generate excessive heat; the
system can switch to outside air during colder months. A natural gas-driven
generator, switched on when electricity prices spike, features a co-generation
function that captures expelled heat as a source of energy to chill water. The
WebCTRL system provides multiple levels of redundant (N+1) control, backed by
extensive trend reporting capabilities.

"The WebCTRL technology and ALC team are very experienced in data center
management," noted Bill Broadhurst, PE, CEM, LEED AP, campus energy manager, 
Princeton. "Their people made a real difference. We appreciate the team, their
depth of knowledge and how it was applied."

Over the past two decades, ALC has completed more than 400 data center projects.
Most are Tier II and Tier IV installations, including the world's largest data
complex currently under construction in the western U.S. ALC's mission-critical
clients include some of the world's most successful and technologically advanced
companies and government entities, including global leaders in financial markets
and trading technology, software and internet security solutions,
telecommunication providers, national defense agencies and the nation's largest
co-location provider.  

For more information on ALC, visit

About Automated Logic Corporation

Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) provides customers with innovative building
management solutions that maximize energy efficiency while ensuring occupant
comfort. Its intuitive products are designed to control and monitor building
functions such as heating, air conditioning and lighting, and to give users the
tools they need to achieve energy savings and sustainable building operations.
ALC serves major market sectors, including commercial office, education,
healthcare, government and data centers, through a global network of independent
dealers and North American branch offices. ALC is a part of UTC Climate,
Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to
the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit  for more information.

SOURCE  Automated Logic Corporation

Tina Wells, Automated Logic, +1-770-795-4817,

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