If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to optimize HVAC controls and building operations, a building automation system (BAS) may be the solution you’re looking for. Fundamentally, intelligent building automation controls provide a centralized point for managing all of your building systems.
System integration can include:
- HVAC systems
- Lighting control systems
- Water systems
- Alarms and security
With a BAS, you can take a hands-off approach to facility management because the user interface allows you to set your controls and forget it. Intelligent design effectively learns how your organization uses your facility over time so it can adapt your systems to your operations. Here are some more of the benefits your business can experience with an automated building management system.
Maximizing Energy Efficiency
Automated controls adjust your heating and cooling systems based on occupancy and use. That means you won’t have to worry about adjusting thermostats when you arrive or before you leave.
A BAS automatically monitors building use with motion sensors to adjust HVAC energy use and maximize energy savings. Likewise, automated controls manage lighting systems to reduce energy waste by automatically shutting lights off when a room is not in use.
Reduced Operating Expenses
Because a BAS optimizes your building’s energy system for long-term efficiency, the upgrade typically delivers a return on your investment in only a matter of years. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a BAS can reduce your facility’s energy consumption by up to 30%.
With an automated building control system, you also minimize the wear and tear on your infrastructure, meaning you’ll be able to spend less on maintenance and repair costs in the long run. A BAS solution can even be developed to alert you of any infrastructure issues so they can be addressed before a critical failure occurs.
Improved Air Quality And Comfort
A BAS automatically monitors and adjusts temperature and humidity controls for optimal comfort levels. And the system simultaneously monitors carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels to provide a safer, more comfortable working environment. BAS sensors allow each room or zone to be adjusted individually for each specific situation.
A More Productive Environment
A more comfortable building means more productive employees and happier customers. Plus, with automated building controls, your facility management team can focus on more critical day-to-day tasks. At the same time, when infrastructure issues arise, a BAS makes it easier to pinpoint where the problem is and resolve issues as quickly as possible.
Add Value To Your Property
If you own your building, a BAS offers an ideal way to add value to your infrastructure. If you’re considering selling in the future, a BAS that’s optimized for your building can provide a crucial selling point to attract potential buyers who are concerned about sustainability and cost savings.
If you want to learn more about what a BAS may look like for your building, contact our experts today and we’ll start exploring your options.