Engineering & Installation of Building Management Systems (BMS) at Vandenberg AFB


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Lompoc, California


This project involved design and implementation of a centralized Building Management System (BMS) program at Vandenberg Air Force Base in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The BMS program allows control of HVAC systems from a centralized base-wide system to provide greater systems control and resulting energy savings for the base.


Exp Federal surveyed, designed, and implemented this system in 75 buildings on the base. We surveyed existing HVAC and controls systems in specified buildings and developed design solutions, which included direct integration of the existing Alerton system; upgrading existing IBEX; BACNet integration of existing non-Alerton systems; LON/JCI integration; and complete replacement of outdated/non-operational systems. As a result of our performance, we have received additional work at the base, which includes engineering services and the installation of hardware, software, communications equipment, and direct digital controls to integrate the buildings into a single enterprise Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). This design-build integration, currently ongoing, allows multiple protocols to be incorporated together under one universal communications system. Our services include a survey of existing equipment, database development, graphics, testing, training, and operations and maintenance (O&M) documentation. In addition, we are providing retro-commissioning, meter integration, and HVAC repair services.