Revolutionizing Commercial Spaces: Total Automation Concepts, Inc. Transforms Chicago-Area Buildings


Total Automation Concepts, Inc. has been at the forefront of intelligent building solutions in the Chicago metropolitan area for over a decade. This case study examines how the company’s integrated approach to building automation, security, lighting, and HVAC control systems has transformed commercial spaces across Chicago, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, Downers Grove, IL, Naperville, IL, Oak Brook, IL, and Tinley Park, IL.

The Challenge

In 2018, a prominent office complex in Oak Brook, IL, approached Total Automation Concepts, Inc. with a multifaceted problem:

  • High energy costs due to inefficient HVAC and lighting systems
  • Outdated security measures that left the building vulnerable
  • Lack of integration between various building systems
  • Poor occupant comfort and productivity

The client sought a comprehensive solution that would address all these issues while providing a user-friendly interface for building management.

The Solution

Total Automation Concepts, Inc. proposed a holistic approach, combining their expertise in Building Automation Systems (BAS), Security System Service, Lighting Control System Installation, and HVAC Control System Installation. The project encompassed:

  1. Implementation of a state-of-the-art BAS to centralize control of all building systems
  2. Upgrade of the existing HVAC system with smart sensors and zone-based controls
  3. Installation of an adaptive lighting control system with occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting
  4. Integration of a modern security system with access control and video surveillance

The Implementation

The project was executed in phases over six months to minimize disruption to daily operations. Total Automation Concepts, Inc.’s team of experts worked closely with the client to ensure a smooth transition and provide comprehensive training for building staff.

The Results

One year after the project’s completion, the client reported significant improvements:

  • 30% reduction in overall energy consumption
  • 50% decrease in security-related incidents
  • Improved occupant comfort, with a 25% reduction in comfort-related complaints
  • Streamlined building management through a single, intuitive interface
  • Enhanced property value and tenant satisfaction


Total Automation Concepts, Inc.’s integrated approach to building automation has proven highly effective in addressing the complex needs of modern commercial spaces. By leveraging their expertise across multiple disciplines, the company continues to deliver innovative solutions that enhance energy efficiency, security, and occupant comfort throughout the Chicago area.

This case study demonstrates the transformative power of comprehensive building automation and underscores Total Automation Concepts, Inc.’s position as a leader in the field. As businesses increasingly prioritize smart building technologies, the company is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for integrated automation solutions across Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.