General Manager, Olympic Controls, Inc.

“It’s not just about the HVAC controls. I enjoy being a solutions provider to solve HVAC problems by working with the mechanical contractor, owner and consultant to come up with a total systems approach.”

Dan MacKay has more than 35 years of experience in providing energy-efficient controls and complex building management systems for commercial, high-rise residential and institutional buildings. His work in the medical and life sciences field includes laboratories and critical air flow spaces.

With a holistic approach that encompasses building controls and HVAC systems design, Dan brings customers flexibility in product offerings and integrates multiple open protocols to provide cost-effective solutions for customizing the controls of smart buildings.

Dan offers a wealth of systems knowledge and a reputable commitment to making buildings work. His portfolio of impressive projects includes:

  • University of British Columbia Life Sciences facilities: design and provision of a fume-hood control system for a 500,000 square foot lab, critical air flow controls for a 30,000 square foot Containment Level 3 lab and environmental controls for a 200,000 square foot vivarium (animal care facility)
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel: designed a specialized, web-enabled hotel suite controls system that included integrated control of the lighting, drapes, HVAC and temperature
  • Millennium Water (multiple buildings) development at the 2010 Olympic Athlete’s Village: design and installation of 5,000 thermostats and dew-point sensors, customized controls for hydronic panels and energy management monitoring devices for radiant heating/cooling, solar panels, parkade exhaust and  mechanical systems
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