Distech Controls' headquarters was built to LEED standards, and the open-concept space was developed with our employees in mind.
Our building earned the Excellence in Design in the Commercial category and was featured by the Globe and Mail who named our headquarters building one of "The five most popular office spaces of the year".
In 2013, we doubled our space, with a building :
Designed to LEED Standards
General contractor Loracon
Architectural firm Gross Kaplin Coviensky
Real estate service company NAI Commercial
Interior design Groupe Leclerc
EC-NetAX Building Management SystemFully integrated control and monitoring system optimizing HVAC, lighting, shades and access control throughout the building.
IP based power and energy meters are integrated into the web-based building management platform, EC-NetAX, allowing for real-time monitoring of consumption
Alarm and trend management on space temperature and CO2, allow real-time monitoring of conditions and continuous commissioning, particularly in highly sensitive areas such as the server rooms, test rooms, etc.
Real-time energy management dashboard, EC-NetAX EnerVue
Optimized for Production
Facility provides production, final assembly, and testing of Distech Controls' products as well as global logistics and shipping.
14 workstations and 5 assembly lines
Employees involved in the layout of the space, with implementation of Kaizen and 5S methods
Space is controlled for temperature, humidity and CO2, ensuring quality storage of electronic components
100% of products are tested before being shipped
Wireless battery-less sensors are placed throughout the space, regardless of surface – glass wall of the meeting rooms, cubicle partitions etc.
At installation, this solution reduced cable and wiring materials, and preserved architectural integrity
In the future, it will allow for easy and low-cost relocation of the sensors when room configuration or floor plans change
Ensures a consistent temperature throughout the open space
Allure™ EC-Smart-VueCommunicating sensor with 4 integrated sensors for monitoring of temperature, humidity and CO2 with motion detector.
Design and Ergonomics
The building was outfitted with completely new office furniture that reflects – functionally and aesthetically – the personality and image of Distech Controls.
Open space layouts with departmental focus, to increase collaboration and communication among team members
Desk placement and optimized use of glass, to offer all employees natural daylight and outside views
Reviewed by an ergonomics expert for increased employee comfort
Provided by Artopex, based out of Granby, QC, Canada
Access Control and Video Surveillance
EC-NetAX Security access control with integrated IP-based video surveillance system
Credential-based access control for employees and visitors:
Exterior and interior video surveillance with:
Energy Efficient Lighting with Added Benefits
Optimized use of LED lighting:
LED lighting cuts energy bills by up to 60%
Lasts up to 100,000 hours, minimizing landfill waste as well as the need for maintenance
Lighting control is integrated with the building management system, providing integrated control based on occupancy and light level/daylight sensing
Provides excellent light quality for a more natural and appealing light
Provided by : Lumenpulse, located in Montreal, QC, Canada.
Smart Room Control Solution
End-to-end solution designed specifically for local or room applications, for the control of:
When the room is occupied:
The most optimal and cost-efficient way of implementing energy efficient control, while achieving the highest levels of comfort for occupants
Distech Controls’ BACnet® and LONWORKS® controllers are continuously tested for:
Adjacent climatic chamber for testing of product performance over a range of temperatures and humidity conditions
Adjacent electromagnetic testing environment for pre-qualification of our products for norms such as UL, FCC, CE
Sound Masking System
Consists of a series of loudspeakers, installed in a grid-like pattern in the ceiling, distributing a controlled background sound, comparable to soft airflow.
This sound has been specifically engineered to cover up speech as well as noise from general office activities and exterior traffic.
Delivers reduced noise disruptions, improved concentration and productivity, and increased speech privacy.
Effective even in areas housing both tech support and customer service!
Provided by: SoftDB, located in Quebec, QC, Canada
Energize Your Senses
Communicating sensor to adjust all comfort settings, including temperature, fan speed, lighting, shades/sunblinds.
Innovative ECO-Vue™ leaf pattern graphically indicates energy consumption in real time to engage room occupants and promote energy-conscious behavior
Enhances interior design, with multiple color and finish options
It’s mobile too! The Smart-Sense Room Control App is available from the Apple iStore
Distech Controls enables optimal environments for everyone through the creation of intelligent and connected buildings.
Discover how occupants experienced increased comfort and ease of use, while facility managers get the tools necessary to manage and optimize the operations of the building and building owners obtain the key performance indicators necessary to make the right choices for their properties.