Are you aware that buildings account for 40 percent of the world’s energy use? Imagine the impact if all buildings were running as efficiently as they possibly could. How efficient your building is operating not only has an impact on the world’s energy use but also has a major impact on your business. Did you know that with a building management system software, you can reduce your property’s operating, utility and energy costs and improve productivity and efficiency?
A building management system, also known as a building automation system or BAS, manages and monitors your building’s lighting, HVAC, security, access control, life systems and more through a single platform that features an interlinked network to each system in your building. Every system is then controlled through this main interface/platform or via your mobile or laptop, as long as there is an internet connection. Through the building management system software’s ability to coordinate and regulate each system and its data, your building begins to work at optimal efficiency levels.
By allowing all of your property’s systems to “speak” to one another and then archiving data for your review, you are then given an opportunity to make better decisions using the information, thus saving money and improving and refining how your building functions. In addition to these advantages, here are four additional advantages smart building management systems can offer you:
- Stress-free settings: Imagine setting up your HVAC, lighting, security, temperature and more through simplified software. By having each system regulated and controlled at your fingertips, you can ensure your building will be performing at its best when occupants arrive. Plus, stress-free settings allow you to program and activate an energy-saving mode for times or days when you know the building or specific areas will not be occupied.
- Save time and money: Significant time is saved when an event or malfunction comes up in one of your systems through the immediate knowledge of even the smallest glitch. In the past, building owners typically had to wait for a system to completely overload or malfunction before knowing anything was wrong. Now, you or your team will be notified immediately by the smallest breakdown, saving time and money in the long run.
- Instant data: With 24/7 access and real-time updates, you can know instantly what is going on with your building and its systems. Plus. With extensive archiving capabilities, you can know when systems have been overridden, canceled and more, and by whom.
- Improved security: Our intelligent building management system software can help avoid false alarms, and can also set filters and prioritize security issues into different categories such as low, medium, high and urgent. In addition, these systems ensure nothing falls through the cracks, notifying the next person in your chain of command if an alarm or notification isn’t reviewed.
In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, monetary savings is another main advantage for building owners and managers. Typically, a BAS can save up to 15 percent on annual equipment operating costs. For a standard commercial building, this can amount to a savings of up to $.40 per square foot. Imagine how much money you could be saving over time while also improving your efficiency!
Advanced Control Corporation has been successfully partnering with various types of commercial buildings and facilities throughout Florida since 1987.
Call us today at 954-491-6660 and learn more about cost-effective energy management through the implementation of a building management system software or one of our other comprehensive services. Savings and increase efficiency is just a phone call away!