Measuring and improving the efficiency of your healthcare facility can be dependent on multiple factors. From the building’s infrastructure to its facility management and building operational systems, each aspect must work together in order for your property to run at optimal efficiency. Implementing the latest technology is also a vital tool to increase the efficiency of your building. These intelligent solutions, such as a Building Automation System (BAS), can measure the performance of each area of your building, in addition to offering a return on your investment. Many hospitals and healthcare facilities are relying on a BAS to help manage, monitor and control each area and system of their building and its surroundings, plus take advantage of the system’s alert and notification properties if a particular system is malfunctioning or becomes nonoperational. Ultimately, facility managers are being provided valuable insight on their building’s performance and the status of its infrastructure because of these Building Automation Systems, this improving the impact on clinical service and the comfort and security of the building’s occupants.
When a Building Automation System is installed into a property, the systems or applications within that property begin to output a significant amount of data, all which can be analyzed and transformed into useful information. In addition, a BAS can have a significant impact on operational and utility costs. In fact, a typical 100,000 square foot building can save an average of 15 percent on annual utility costs – that is a savings of up to $.15 per square foot! Additionally, a BAS can also help reduce downtime from infrastructure or system failures and help make your systems run more efficiently.
To help make your entire healthcare operation more efficient, a Building Automation System offers a holistic approach to a variety of complex areas. They are intuitively designed and operate from a centralized hub within your facility. Viewing data or implementing changes can be made offsite, through a remote internet connection and your smart phone or laptop. They are most often used to control, manage and monitor systems such as HVAC, lighting, temperature, access control, security and more.
By having the option to turn off lighting in areas of the building that aren’t being used, or being able to control heating or cooling, energy can be saved and hospital patients and building occupants can be more comfortable. Improved comfort equals less complaints, meaning building personnel can tend to more important issues.
In addition, a Building Automation System can ensure proper air flow and air quality throughout your facility, while also monitoring for specific gases and emissions. This air quality control, coupled with proper heating and cooling management, can be crucial for surgical and pharmaceutical areas. Last, these systems will monitor and prevent the spread of smoke in your facility, in addition to notifying emergency responders and facility personnel if an issues should arise.
In order for your healthcare operation to run at optimal levels, it is crucial to have the proper technology installed that can improve efficiency.
Contact Advanced Control Corporation today at 954-491-6660 and let us perform an analysis of your building to determine which areas warrant improvement.