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Sunbelt Controls Recognized with Western Region Reliable Controls Top Sales of the Year Award    - April 24, 2018


Over the past decade, Sunbelt Controls has partnered with Reliable Controls, a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet-connected green building controls, on a wide range of dynamic projects that have helped companies be more efficient and competitive in today's world. With our strong partnership in mind, Sunbelt Controls is truly honored to recently be recognized with the 2017 Western Region Reliable Controls Top Sales of the Year Award.


This accolade is a reflection of the contributions and commitment of our Portland/Vancouver, WA office to deliver Reliable Controls' innovative and dependable building controls solutions throughout the Western Region. It takes a community of partners dedicated to collaborating and fostering innovation to change the way we approach building automation and provide better service to our shared customers. We thank our valued partner, Reliable Controls, for this great distinction as together, we strive to help our shared clients leverage the rapid pace of technological innovation and drive their businesses forward through building automation solutions.



Sunbelt Controls Senior Vice President, Josh Reding, General Manager, Scott Conley, and Operations Manager, Jim Adams, Receive the 2017 Top Sales of the Year Award from Reliable Controls Western US Sales Manager, Will McNeill


Sunbelt Controls' Cory McKnight Receives 2018 Pepperdine Graziadio Business School George Award - April 9, 2018

We are thrilled to commend our team member, Cory McKnight, on his selection for the 2018 Pepperdine Graziadio Business School George Award. This distinction is given to members and partners of the Graziadio School community who according to the award criteria,  "exemplify integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion while enriching the ever-changing business world through their superior skills and entrepreneurial spirit". Cory, Southern California Regional Leader at Sunbelt Controls and a trained engineer, holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from Graziadio.


The George Award committee cites his exceptional performance as a student, engineer and executive as key factors in his selection. Like us, the George Award Committee also appreciates Cory's wonderful sense of humor and charisma that really underscore his ability to lead others. Cory represents exactly what the George Award honors -- a leader who is always prepared, delivers quality results and offers great insights. We are incredibly proud of him and thank the George Award committee for recognizing his many accomplishments.



Cory McKnight, Southern California Regional Leader at Sunbelt Controls and 2018 George Award Winner.


MOCA Wins LABBC Innovation Award for Energy Efficiency - March 28, 2018

Sunbelt Controls continues to change the way we build! The Museum of Contemporary Art's HVAC Project has won LABBC’s Energy Efficiency Innovation Award! We want to thank MOCA for recognizing Sunbelt's contribution to this award. Woody Schofield claims "Without Sunbelt's expertise and dedication to the project, the outcome would not have been as successful." It was a fantastic experience to work on this unique project and all of us at Sunbelt Controls are humbled to be a part of this recognition. THANKS, WOODY and THANK YOU, LABBC!


Click here to check out LA's Better Buildings Challenge and read about how after six months following completion, the Museum has reduced its electrical consumption by >50%.

Sunbelt Controls' Jess Lamas and Steve Breitel with the LABBC Innovation Award


Sunbelt Controls Acquires Control Technologies West (CTWI) in the Southern California Construction Market - January 26, 2018

Sunbelt Controls is pleased to announce that it has acquired Control Technologies West (CTWI), a regional controls contractor serving Southern California. Adding the proven capability of CTWI, Sunbelt Controls strengthens its position as the premier controls contractor in the Western United States. Sunbelt Controls is known for its broad capabilities in the design, installation, integration and service of building automation controls systems.

There are quite a few synergies that lead to this, most importantly the ability to provide our customers a higher level of service. Our product offerings are immediately expanded, and the CTWI team adds tremendous depth of technical resources,” said Josh Reding, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sunbelt Controls.

Sunbelt Controls specializes in environmental controls for commercial buildings across all vertical markets, with heavy focus on system integration and retrofit solutions with a network of offices supporting customers in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, and Texas.

Sunbelt Controls Receives Distech Controls Annual President’s Club – Diamond Award - December 4, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Distech Controls, an Acuity Brands company, has honored us with their Annual President’s Club – Diamond Award. This award recognizes stellar performance and we are truly delighted to receive this acknowledgement from our valued partner, Acuity Brands.

“Sunbelt Controls, a subsidiary of ACCO Engineered Systems, has a long, successful history with Distech Controls, and has expanded greatly in the geographies they serve,” said Dan Flaherty, Vice President, Sales & Energy Services, Distech Controls. “We are honored to have Sunbelt represent our brand, and thank them for their many years of servicing successful installations of our building management solutions.”

Per our ownPresident and COO, John Hansen, “Distech has been a significant addition to Sunbelt’s integrated building automation offerings throughout our Western U.S. footprint. We look forward to furthering our Acuity Brands partnership as we continue to grow our business.”

Sunbelt Controls President and COO, John Hansen, and Vice President and General Manager, Josh Reding, receiving the Annual President’s Club – Diamond Award at Distech Controls’ headquarters, located in Brossard, QB


Sunbelt Controls and eParts Sign Procurement and Service Agreement with the University of California System - November 9, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Sunbelt Controls and eParts have been awarded a 5-year procurement and service agreement with the University of California System. The agreement spans all UC institutions, including: 10 campuses, 1 law school, the Office of the President, and 5 medical centers.

Our experience and dedication to delivering Open Systems, commitment to innovation, optimization and system integration, plus our unmatched product portfolio available through our e-commerce platform, eParts, were all significant factors in being awarded this agreement. We are thrilled that the UC System has recognized our best-in-class products and solutions and look forward to supporting the UC Systems' facility and business objectives as they relate to building automation.

Thanks for Attending Our First Ever eParts Vendor Expo! - November 9, 2017

Cheers to everyone who joined us for our inaugural eParts Vendor Expo. The Oktoberfest-themed event was held at our office in Pleasanton, CA and festivities included networking and educational breakout blocs, plus authentic German cuisine and beers. We greatly appreciate all those who attended, including Greystone Energy Systems Inc., RLE Technologies, SenseAir, Hoffman, Dwyer, Viconics, ConnectAir, Functional Devices, Inc., BAPI and Belimo.

Automated Logic and Lucid Set to Build New WebCTRL® EnergyReports Tool - September 6, 2017

Recently Automated Logic Corporation and Lucid announced an alliance to create the next generation of ALC's EnergyReports™ energy analysis and reporting tool. EnergyReports makes it easy for owners, operators and energy managers to monitor, manage and report on building energy performance. To achieve this, the new EnergyReports tool combines building data from ALC's powerful WebCTRL® building automation system with Lucid's BuildingOS® cloud-based energy management platform.

With the new EnergyReports tool, building owners and operators will be able to use WebCTRL to securely push data from their facility to the cloud. From there, they can create graphs, charts, reports and dashboards to visualize the building data, which will enable them to: Analyze and normalize energy consumption across buildings; Compare energy costs across buildings; Convert energy consumption data to cost or carbon dioxide emissions; Benchmark building performance data against ENERGY STAR® scores; Identify performance issues to maximize building efficiency; Improve occupant comfort, productivity and engagement; Drive energy conservation measures.

Sunbelt Controls is Looking for Talented Individuals to Join our Team - September 5, 2017

Sunbelt is looking for professionals to fill key Engineering, Technician, and Project Management roles within our expanding company. Sunbelt provides its employees with tremendous opportunities for growth, advancement, and development, not to mention the chance to work with dynamic clients and the latest building automation technology.

Please visit our Contact Us page here if you're interested in joining our team. Also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for more information on employment opportunities at Sunbelt Controls.

Thanks for Attending Sunbelt Controls' NorCal Summer Bash! - August 28, 2017

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our 2017 NorCal Summer Bash. The event was held at Plank in Oakland, CA and featured bowling, billiards, bocce and great beers on tap. We appreciate you all for making this such a fun event as well as the wonderful staff at Plank for their support.

The Tallest Tower in L.A. -- the Wilshire Grand -- is Now Open - June 26, 2017

All of us at Sunbelt Controls celebrate the opening of the Wilshire Grand Center! Working on this award winning project was a major accomplishment in our company's history and it is awesome to see it now open to the public. Congratulations to all who helped construct this state of the art of building, it is truly a spectacular addition to the Los Angeles skyline.

IBcon Awards Sunbelt Controls 2017 Digie Award for the Most Intelligent, Mixed-Use Project for Wilshire Grand - June 15, 2017

We are pleased to announce that IBcon's 2017 Digie Award for the Most Intelligent, Mixed-Use Project of the Year has been awarded to Sunbelt Controls for our work on the Wilshire Grand Center. This award recognizes the individuals, companies, projects and solutions that demonstrate the most innovative use of technology and automation in commercial and corporate real estate. We are delighted to be recognized as part of this impressive project and honored to collect this award!

Automated Logic Awards Sunbelt Controls 2017 Project of the Year for Wilshire Grand Center - April 13, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Automated Logic's 2017 Project of the Year has been awarded to Sunbelt Controls for our work on the Wilshire Grand Center. At 73 stories, Wilshire Grand is the tallest building in the Western United States. Sunbelt Control's advanced seismic engineering capabilities, stellar installation coordination, extensive knowledge of complex and diverse building requirements, plus compelling system visualization, integration and scalability were all key factors in receiving this award.

Sunbelt Controls is honored to have worked on this prestigious project and to be presented with this impressive designation.

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Sunbelt Controls celebrates the retirement of a valued Pacific Northwest client - 9/12/16

Sunbelt Controls recently celebrated the retirement of one of our most valued Pacific Northwest customers, Byron Courts with Melvin Mark. We're sorry to see Byron go...but wish him well in retirement! In recognition of our valued partnership over the years, Sunbelt Controls donated $5,000 to the Oregon Food Bank in honor of Melvin Mark Properties.

from Right to Left: Jim Mark - Melvin Mark, Byron Courts - Melvin Mark, James Dillard - Oregon Food Bank, Jim Adams - Sunbelt Controls

Sunbelt Controls sponsors BOMA Silicon Valley 2016 Sherie Dunn Memorial Golf Tournament - June 2, 2016

Thanks to over 300 people who attended this years Sherie Dunn Memorial Golf Tournament.

Sunbelt Controls recognized by ALC with awards for top project, sales and growth in 2015 - 4/11/16

Automated Logic honored Sunbelt Controls with awards for the Top Regional Project (Burbank Unified School District - Burbank, CA), Top Sales in Large Market (Pleasanton, CA), and Top Growth in Large Market (Pleasanton, CA) at their recent annual meeting. The combined efforts of all Sunbelt Controls team members is very much appreciated!

Sunbelt Controls Launches eParts Website for New, Replacement, and Spare HVAC Parts - 1/26/16

Sunbelt Controls, is excited to announce the launch of, a best-in-class, one-stop online resource for HVAC and building automation parts.

On the new website, Sunbelt customers can easily browse through more than 140 million products from over 120 well-known industry brands. Purchasing any type of part - with wide varieties of options, sizes and attributes - is quick and simple, allowing customers to have parts drop-shipped anywhere they want.

For more on the eParts offering, click here.

Sunbelt Controls secures contract for modernization of existing Mt. San Antonio College Central Plant - 12/14/15

Sunbelt Controls will be controlling a modernized central plant that consists of 4 chillers, 4 cooling towers, 11 pumps, 4 heat exchangers, and a two million gallon thermal storage tank.


Happy Holidays from Sunbelt Controls!

Wishing you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year!

Essential Building Technologies Joins Forces With Sunbelt Controls - 10/5/15

Effective immediately, Essential Building Technologies has joined forces with and will do business as Sunbelt Controls. This move creates significant added resources and capabilities that will directly benefit commercial building owners and operators in Oregon and Washington. Moving forward, Sunbelt Controls will offer service of all major building automation system manufacturers. By joining forces the local office drastically improves its systems integration capabilities on new construction and retrofit projects.

Read more here.

Sunbelt Controls is pleased to announce the opening of our brand new Underwriters Listed (UL) panel fabrication facility located in San Leandro, California.


We are very proud that Sunbelt was just awarded an assembly contract for over 2000 component UL panels on a very prestigious Bay Area project, and look forward to assisting any interested parties on their future projects. Please contact Sunbelt Controls at 1-888-786-2332 for all of your panel assembly needs.


Napa Data Center Raises the Bar on Energy Efficiency Using ALC Energy Management System - 6/16/15

Sunbelt Controls’ work on the Napa Data Center stands out as a prime example of what a complex and comprehensive controls strategy can do for a mission critical facility. As noted in this Energy Manager Today article, Kaiser Permanente is seeing significant energy and cost savings, due in part to the ALC system designed and installed by the Sunbelt Controls project team.

“The data center facilities team looked to better quantify and improve the energy savings gained from implementing energy-efficient projects. The team identified the different stages of the air circulation/heat rejection cycle and used the data center’s Automatic Logic Controls (ALC) energy management system (EMS) to evaluate temperature quality degradation throughout the cycle. This data was collected into a unique computer room functional efficiency (CRFE) metric — allowing operators to optimize the heat removal cycle efficiency, identify problem spots precisely, and validate the benefits of efficiency measures. Using CRFE, Kaiser Permanente optimized the measures to the point where the efficiency projects paid for itself in less than two years.”

For the full article, click here.

Sunbelt Controls is awarded the new 73 story Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, CA - 3/16/15

The center will soar 1,100 feet in the air with 2.1 million square feet of floor space and a rooftop skydeck.

There is a large focus on sustainability as well as green building techniques to achieve LEED Silver certification. Innovative lighting and climate control systems will significatly reduce energy consumption.

Jim Boyd to speak at the IFMA San Fernando Valley Event - Woodland Hills, CA - 2/18/15

Do you know what it takes to make your building smarter than the rest? Jim Boyd of Sunbelt Controls will be discussing the different types of systems, the cost benefits, and when it is appropriate to put a system in your building!


Wishing you a happy holiday season - 12/18/14

Happy Holidays from Sunbelt Controls

Best wishes from all of us for a safe and happy holiday season!


Mesa College: Coastal Breeze Cools Classrooms - June 2014

When the San Diego Community College District began discussing a new building at Mesa College, the two major requirements were that it had to meet LEED Silver certification and be designed by an architecture firm that focused on sustainability. Which is why the college hired SGPA Architecture and Planning, a company that specializes in educational facilities and spends 80 percent of its time on the implementation of environmentally conscious building strategies. This time, however, those strategies were untested.

Passive ventilation system designed by SGPA and MA Engineers.


San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina controls contract is awarded to Sunbelt Controls - 10/15/14

Sunbelt Controls will begin work on a major expansion of the existing hotels energy management system. In addition to new controls, performance monitoring and control system interfaces for the structure, the entire energy management system will be controlled through Marriott's East Coast Control Center.

Sunbelt Controls introduces Greg Clemente as Bay Area operations manager - Pleasanton, CA - 1/13/14

With more than 18 years project engineering and operations management experience in the HVAC and building automation industries, Greg is a great addition to our team in the Bay Area.


Sunbelt Controls introduces Cory McKnight as San Diego sales manager - San Diego, CA 10/2/13

Sunbelt Controls has further expanded its local workforce by hiring Cory McKnight to lead its San Diego team. With more than 10 years of sales, engineering, and project management experience in the HVAC and building automation industries, McKnight complements Sunbelt Controls’ expansion into the San Diego market.


Sunbelt Controls' President & COO, John Hansen, will be participating in an industry panel on sustainability. Join us in San Francisco on 9/12/13

John Hansen will participate in a panel with the Building Industry Conference Board covering the topic, "Smarter Building in an Eco-Conscious World" on September 12th. Click here for more information, and visit to get your ticket.

Sunbelt Controls selected as Controls contractor at new San Francisco 49ers Stadium - Santa Clara, CA - 1/30/13

Sunbelt Controls has been awarded the new DDC automation system for the brand new Santa Clara stadium for the San Francisco 49er's Football organization. The 49er's executive and the Devcon/Turner construction team were impressed by Sunbelt Controls' use of the Automated Logic (ALC) WebCTRL system to offer an impressive thermographic user interface. This interface offers an instant health status of all of the ALC controlled systems in the facility, as well as provides built-in system diagnostic tools to optimize the energy use through the stadium HVAC systems. Sunbelt Controls is honored to be part of this exciting project and looks forward to the team's 2014 opening season under their system's control. Track construction progress and see live images here.

Sunbelt Controls recognizes its newest licensed engineers - 1/30/13

Sunbelt Controls wants to congratulate 2 more of their Bay Area on-staff design engineers who have just recently passed their PE exams, and are now officially licensed mechanical "professional engineers." Congratulations to Andrew Wong & Tavis Mason for their hard work and dedication to their studies, and for passing the exams. Great job guys!

Sunbelt Controls Increases Las Vegas Capabilities - 12/20/12

Sunbelt Controls has further expanded its local workforce by hiring John Lynch to join its Las Vegas team. With more than 16 years of HVAC project management, engineering and sales experience in the local market, Lynch bolsters Sunbelt Controls extensive service and support capabilities.


Sunbelt Controls customer Internap wins Silicon Valley Power's annual "Energy Innovator Award" - Santa Clara, CA

ALC system custom-designed and installed by Sunbelt Controls at Internap's Santa Clara data center is one of the integral components leading to 30% reduction in energy consumption compared to similar LEED certified facilities. Read more here.

Sunbelt Controls wins contract to install DDC controls at new Twitter Headquarters - San Francisco, CA - 5/23/12

Twitter has signed lease agreements at 1355 Market Street in San Francisco for its new company headquarters. The company is in serious negotiations to add most of the 11-story building's remaining space to the 400,000 square feet of space that has already been leased. This includes 80,000 square feet of retail space that will include cafes, restaurants, a health club, and a grocery store.

Logitech selects Sunbelt Controls for DDC installation for new Headquarters - Newark, CA - 5/23/12

The company - which makes computer and gaming mice and accessories - has moved nearly 1,000 employees from its old offices on Kaiser Drive to Newark's Pacific Research Center. Logitech, which began its move in April, now occupies 263,000 square feet in two three-story buildings on the site's south campus.

City of Vallejo awards DDC controls upgrade to Sunbelt Controls for City Hall and Library - Vallejo, CA - 5/23/12

Sunbelt Controls to install DDC system at San Francisco Public Utilities Commission flagship facility - San Francisco, CA - 5/23/12

525 Golden Gate is the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s new 13-story headquarters building scheduled for completion in June 2012. The building is designed to be a LEED Platinum building with many green features to significantly reduce the use of energy and water consumption, and provide a healthy office work environment with high interior air quality and natural daylight.

New Center for Science & Innovation at UCSF to feature Sunbelt Controls DDC system -San Francisco, CA - 5/23/12

Sunbelt Controls to retrofit DDC controls at CSU Sacramento - Sacramento, CA - 11/1/11

In order to implement an Automatic Demand Response (ADR) from the local electric utility, SMUD, Sunbelt Controls will retrofit existing DDC and pneumatic controls in seven buildings on campus to current DDC technology, and integrate the existing LON controls at the central plant. The Tridium system on campus will monitor the web based 3-stage ADR signals and broadcast to the building DDC systems in order to reduce electrical demand automatically by raising zone temperature set points and limiting fan and pump speeds at central HVAC systems throughout the campus.

Sunbelt Controls' project with CMC Biologics featured in The Seattle Times - Seattle, WA - 10/21/11

Sunbelt Controls was able to deliver a cost-effective controls system in a tight 6-week window by integrating with existing Johnson Controls on all equipment, and also by designing a unique room pressure monitoring system that served CMC’s specific needs.


Sunbelt Controls & El Camino Hospital - Mountain View, CA

Sunbelt Controls has been awarded a major DDC contract to migrate & upgrade the El Camino Hospital women’s campus controls system from their legacy Staefa system. This project will involve both controls and mechanical upgrades to 36 patient rooms and delivery suites.

Sunbelt Controls awarded building automation work at YouTube.

Sunbelt Controls awarded building automation work at Facebook.

Sunbelt Controls acquires EI Controls. Now offers expanded enterprise integration capabilities.

EI Controls is pleased to announce its merger with Sunbelt Controls, a leading full-service building automation contractor, effective immediately. Moving forward, all EI Controls business will be conducted as Sunbelt Controls, Enterprise Integration Division.


Sunbelt Controls helps KQED become more energy efficient with Automated Logic building automation system. - SAN LEANDRO, CA - 6/2/2011

KQED Public Media recently completed a significant step towards its green business initiatives by retrofitting its building environmental controls. By installing remotely controlled wireless thermostats to the building’s existing pneumatic system, KQED is now able to respond to high utility demands by immediately decreasing its overall system load, and thereby reduce costs substantially.

























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