Building Automation is the automatic control, monitoring, and optimization of a building’s HVAC, lighting, refrigeration, third party products, and other systems. This is done by setting up a Building Automation System (BAS).
Simply put, building automation helps business owners get the data they need to find the best ways to make their facility more energy efficient, and even put automation in place to keep things running smoothly.
Benefits of Using Building Automation
1. Easy Monitoring
Building Automation Systems can tell you exactly what’s happening in your building and where your money for energy is going. With ongoing insight into your equipment, advanced data tracking, and detailed reporting, you can easily understand the performance of each individual unit to diagnose any issues, even before they happen!
Building automation systems can monitor Lighting, A/C & Heating, Air Balance, Third Party Products – Smart Meters, Solar, Wind, kW Usage Management, and Refrigeration for your entire building. This energy monitoring is available by remote access using a cloud based system. This gives you 24/7 access to control all of your buildings and monitor them.
2. Powerful Automation
It can be nearly impossible for 1 person, or even a staff of people to catch everything going on in your facility, much less troubleshoot every single system efficiently. With a building automation system, you can save time and money by using your software to put the best settings in place for your different systems. Set your HVAC, lighting, and other systems correctly to ensure your building is running as efficiently as possible. Building Automation Systems even have features like Automated Intelligent Control to run equipment more efficiently, leverage free cooling, manage air balance, and systematically react to high demand periods. Imagine how much you could save on energy costs with that kind of automation!
3. Simple Optimization
Building Automation Software not only monitors and regulates the building functions, it also allows building managers to use the data that is compiled to find ways to reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency in the facility. When you can see exactly where the problem is with a simple report, it’s much easier to pinpoint the problem and fix it. Each system, or zone, can collect data to show a detailed energy usage report for nearly anything that uses energy in your facility. By reviewing the easy to read data, a building manager or business owner can find issues that need to be dealt with to avoid high repair costs in the future.
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