This facility was a complete retrofit (only the shell of the outside building remained), however, the facility was never occupied prior to this retrofit. Novo Nordisk required a single front-end, Web-based, graphical user interface (GUI) for the following building systems: Cleaver Brooks boilers, Trane Tracer chillers, Danfoss VFD pumps, Square-D Altivar VFDs, Semco energy recovery wheels, Phoenix Controls lab fume hoods (approximately 78 of them), ASCO's automatic transfer switches, and 50 Richards-Zeta VAVs.
Novo sought to use hardware and software to provide a complete, intelligent BAS and to provide advanced integration of the numerous disparate building systems. The building's system protocols include BACnet® IP, BACnet MSTP, LonWorks®, Modbus® IP, Modbus RTU, and several others. Novo required that the GUI use the existing Cisco IP network, allowing users to monitor, override, trend, schedule, and automatically log all information from either a high-level facilities view or a detailed system view. The company's administration chose Richards-Zeta and the RZ Mediator OMEGA to integrate multiple building systems.
Using RZ's Mediator and moZaic as the core integration hardware, and perfectHOST software as the graphical programming application, system integrator Open Systems Design (OSD), combined with Building Intelligence Group (BIG) (a division of Richards-Zeta), integrated all building systems into one open user interface. RZ's perfectHOST software uses complex algorithms converted to simple templates to create complex closed loop control applications, monitoring views, and to perform supervisory functions (overrides, schedules, trends, and alarms).