Discover the benefits of installing intelligent building controls in your building
Are you tired of seeing your building operating costs rise? Have the control systems in your building become outdated and inefficient? Would you like to enjoy the benefits of the latest web-based control technology in your buildings? If the answer to these questions is yes, installing intelligent building controls in your building can take care of your problems. The latest intelligent building controls can easily be added to your existing structure, increasing your facility’s energy efficiency and creating a more responsive environment.
Why install intelligent building controls?
The performance of your building’s electrical and mechanical systems can degrade over time, becoming less efficient. Systems are often updated in a piecemeal fashion, replacing components as they wear out or break. The problem with this is that many building components rely on proprietary technology, with protocols that prevent them from communicating easily with each other. This can leave you with a building where incompatible operating systems cause performance to suffer, so that energy is wasted and systems demonstrate less than peak performance.
Intelligent building controls can be installed to integrate all the electrical, mechanical, and security control systems in your building. Intelligent building software that is backwardly compatible can integrate legacy systems with new control components, even if the systems lack a common protocol to communicate. The best intelligent building solutions incorporate third-party communication drivers that allow them to interface with virtually any system, even proprietary ones.
Benefits of installing intelligent building controls
Once the intelligent building management system software is installed, all the various building control systems can be controlled through a single interface. The interface can be accessed on-site through a touchscreen workstation or remotely activated from anywhere in the world via a smartphone, table, or other mobile device over the Internet. These web-based building management solutions deliver a user-friendly experience, using custom color graphics to access real-time information from a variety of sources including DVRs, live video feeds, and other IP enabled devices.
Intelligent building software can improve the efficiency of your building systems, making out of control energy costs more manageable. While the greatest energy-efficiency can be seen in buildings that incorporate intelligent building design from the start, installing intelligent building controls in existing buildings can significantly improve operations. Just look at some of the benefits you could enjoy:
Intelligent building solutions make buildings function more efficiently. For instance, building automation temperature control leverages occupancy information to turn the HVAC system on and off as needed. Scheduling features (time of day, week, etc.) can ensure that a desired set temperature point is maintained whenever the building is occupied. If your tenants frequently come into the building at non-scheduled times, such as weekends, early morning, or late at night, they can use an automatic tenant HVAC override to adjust the temperature settings. Using a smartphone or tablet, tenants can ensure their section of the building is at the desired temperature when they arrive in the morning.
The latest intelligent building management systems utilize powerful software to optimize and track energy use. Sub-metering dashboards and other interactive tools are used to monitor and manage power, enabling building owners to rein in out of control utility costs.
In a typical commercial building, around 30 percent of the energy used for lighting is wasted in unoccupied areas. Once your building control system is installed, motion sensors, RFID scanners, and other occupancy sensors will register when an area becomes empty and turn off the lights. When combined with time and zone controls, lighting control can significantly reduce energy use.
Are you ready to install intelligent building controls in your building? The expert technicians at Advanced Control Corporation can create a customized intelligent building management solution that will transform the way you manage your building’s operations.