Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is installing a building automation system (BAS) as part of an $8.85 million complete renovation of Building 8 at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Hospital in Mountain Home, TN. The complete BAS controls system will control air handlers, chillers, valves and lighting, with extensive trending and alarms to monitor electrical, steam, gas, lighting and water usage to ensure ongoing energy conservation. The BAS system will also be integrated into the existing campus infrastructure, allowing for control and monitoring of building systems from remote locations.
The IFS contract reduced the cost of the BAS system by nearly half as compared to bids submitted by other firms. The building automation project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017.
The Mountain Home VAMC Campus serves nearly 200,000 veterans living in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.