The facilityâ€™s energy management system is based on Siemens Building Technologiesâ€™ APOGEE building automation system, which also controls and monitors all of the HVAC equipment, as well as the lighting, fire alarm, and detection system, and security systems. Siemens also manufactured many of the HVAC components used in the facility, such the valves, actuators, thermostats and sensors.
The postal automation headquarters is the first facility in the United States to feature Siemens Building Technologiesâ€™ new SiPass security system. The new system includes more than 50 card readers, as well as badge-activated, optical turnstiles, for secure entry. A badging workstation processes all employees, allowing them access to various, job-appropriate departments within the corporate campus. In addition, close circuit cameras monitor the facilityâ€™s IT areas, and the entire facility is remotely monitored by Siemensâ€™ Central Monitoring Stations in Dallas and Washington D.C.