For building owners and managers, finding a way to cut costs while keeping efficiency at optimal levels is always a top priority. Building automation companies can help building owners achieve this balance with the help of a Building Automation System or BAS. These systems help control energy-consuming equipment, helping a building reduce its energy costs. They are currently installed in more than half of the buildings in the United States that are larger than 100,000 square feet in size.
A Building Automation System is ideal for any building or property owner that wants to integrate all of their building’s systems into one unified system, allowing every aspect of the building and property to be managed and monitored from one easy-to-use interface. Each BAS system is designed using building automation software that interlinks networks of hardware and software that control and monitor a variety of systems such as lighting, flood, fire, ventilation, heating, security, access control and more. Through proper management of each system, and the ability to notify building personnel when a system is not running up to speed, efficiency of your building’s overall systems is increased. In addition to increased efficiency, costs are also decreased. In fact, it is estimated that a BAS saves a typical building that is 100,000 square feet in size an average of five to fifteen percent on annual utility costs and overall building energy consumption. Often times, older buildings that have outdated systems and controls see an even greater savings.
When working with Building Automation Companies to design a BAS for your specific needs, here are some additional benefits you should be aware of:
1. Proper Temperature Control – No matter what type of industry you are involved in, or what type of commercial space you have, having proper temperature control is crucial. Temperature control is a main area of inefficiency for many buildings, as cooling and heating tends to run continuously even in areas that aren’t occupied. A BAS can help you reduce energy costs by monitoring all areas for proper temperature, setting control points for specific locations inside your building, and allowing you to adjust temperatures at any time via your onsite interface or remotely through a laptop or mobile phone. This feature is extremely helpful when temperature settings need to be changed due to a sudden drastic change in outside temperature, or if the building will unexpectedly be used during off-peak hours.
2. Accurate Monitoring of Life Safety Systems – As a building owner, you are responsible for the safety of the inhabitants and visitors inside your building. From smoke, fire, flood, ventilation and security system monitoring and controlling, you can rest assured that the occupants within your building are safe and that these systems are being continuously monitored with your newly installed BAS.
3. Implementing Access Control – Want to properly manage all outside and inside areas of your property, permitting or denying occupants to specific floors or locations? All of this and more is available with a Building Automation System.
4. Increase Overall Satisfaction and Comfort of Occupants– By managing air purity, lighting, temperature, ventilation and more, occupants will be more comfortable and have fewer complaints. This could mean less distractions for your employees and greater work output for your company.
Work with a Building Automation Company today to help lower your building’s energy bills, increase overall efficiency and reduce energy output through the addition of a building energy management system. In addition, these systems can fortify the value of your structure, helping to turn your building into an “intelligent building,” reducing its carbon footprint on the environment.
Call Advanced Control today at 954-491-6660 and learn more about how a Building Automation System can increase your building’s performance and efficiency while helping to lower your costs.