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UTC Building Solutions Hit a Home Run in New Atlanta Braves Ballpark

April 13, 2017

ATLANTA

When the new Atlanta Braves ballpark, SunTrust Park, opens tomorrow for its first regular season home game, fans will be safer, more secure and comfortable thanks to products from UTC Climate, Controls & Security brands - including Carrier, Automated Logic and Edwards – as well as Otis Elevator. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems. UTC Climate, Controls and Security and Otis are units of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The ballpark, which opened a few weeks ago for a pre-season game against the New York Yankees, is being touted as one of the most technologically advanced ballparks in the country. In addition to the more than 1,350 Wi-Fi access points and 30 LED displays - including the 64-foot-tall-by-121-foot wide center field video board - the ballpark contains a number of cutting-edge building technologies that set SunTrust Park apart from other ballparks in the country.

“With our industry-leading products and unparalleled capability to create customized building solutions, UTC is uniquely positioned to design and deliver innovative products for mixed-use developments like the new SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta,” said Bob McDonough, president, UTC Climate, Controls & Security. “We are proud to be a part of this large-scale project and are excited to showcase the innovative, sustainable and intelligent solutions that were selected.”  

“When we were looking for innovative building automation, safety and cooling solutions, the brands of UTC, like Automated Logic, Carrier, Edwards and Otis were a logical choice,” said Mike Plant, president, development, Atlanta Braves.

Technology and innovation are baked into every aspect of the ballpark, starting with an advanced building automation system. Just like the team manager, the Automated Logic WebCTRL® building automation system provides strategy, giving building engineers the ability to fully understand the operations of the building and analyze the results for enhanced situational awareness and operational efficiency. Specifically, the WebCTRL system is able to monitor all the building systems, including the Edwards and Carrier products that were also installed in the ballpark.

In the event of an emergency, innovative safety solutions from Edwards are on deck to keep visitors to SunTrust Park safer. The Edwards EST®3  emergency communications platform integrates fire alarm, security and mass notification / emergency communications (MNEC) functions into one system. A series of panels are customized by using an extensive selection of plug and play local rail modules. With support for 64 nodes of up to 2,500 devices each, the EST3 delivers a fast alarm response time across any size network.

The Edwards FireWorks® control system is able to provide real-time mass notification and insight into life safety and security events that may occur throughout the facility. FireWorks organizes life safety network information into visual on-screen quadrants that graphically display the facilities down to the detail of a single location. The FireWorks platform can be installed on a dedicated life safety network or on a facility’s network backbone to offer the tools needed to monitor, control and address emergency situations. The Edwards technology securely gathers, consolidates, disseminates and displays data, and controls key points throughout a facility or campus.

Behind the scenes, a powerful lineup of Carrier cooling and air handling systems ensure comfort throughout the ballpark’s facilities. Three Carrier AquaEdge® 19XRV centrifugal chillers provide large-scale, high-efficiency cooling while also being environmentally responsible, reliable and quiet. Also, 26 Carrier Aero® 39M air handling units and two custom 39CC units were installed throughout the complex. The recently reinvented Aero® 39M commercial air handler delivers greater flexibility and versatility through an expanded number of available sizes, configurations and additional features, making it perfect for any project.

Otis was selected to provide 26 transportation units at the stadium including 14 Gen2® elevators, which use flat belts instead of conventional ropes. This provides passengers with a more comfortable ride, greater reliability, more efficient operation and increased energy efficiency compared to roped elevators. Otis is also supplying 10 NCE energy-efficient, environmentally responsible escalator systems, one freight elevator and one service elevator.

Adjacent to the stadium, UTC building technologies are being installed throughout The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development, featuring boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 550 residences and more.

To learn more about UTC Climate, Controls & Security, visit www.ccs.utc.com or follow @UTC_CCS on Twitter.

About UTC Climate, Controls & Security
UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccs.utc.com or follow @UTC_CCS on Twitter.

About SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta
SunTrust Park, the new 41,149-seat home of the Atlanta Braves, is being developed by the organization in partnership with the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority and will be completed by Opening Day 2017. Located in Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the bustling Cumberland area, SunTrust Park will flow directly into The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development, featuring boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 550 residences and One Ballpark Center, Comcast’s regional office headquarters.  Powered by Comcast’s all-fiber network and delivering multi-terabit capabilities, SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta will have the highest-capacity network serving any stadium and mixed-use development in the nation. The Battery Atlanta is being privately developed by the Braves along with retail partner Fuqua Development, office developer Pope & Land Enterprises and Pollack Shores Real Estate.  Visitors can get a sneak peek of SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta at www.braves.com/SunTrustPark or www.batteryatl.com.