In today’s commercial buildings, heavy focus is being placed upon improving energy efficiency and lowering energy waste. While commercial buildings can be large consumers and wasters of energy, there are many opportunities for improvement. Commercial building automation systems are a tool that makes energy savings and environmental control mostly effortless, helping building owners greatly reduce operational costs.
What Are Building Automation Systems?
Building automation systems, commonly shortened to BAS, are networks of controls and technology put into place to automate the use of a commercial building’s key systems. Most commonly, modern building automation systems are designed to control systems and functions such as HVAC, lighting, fire and safety, access controls, and security. Additionally, building management systems (BMSs) can integrate a few or all of these functions to provide a single integrated network of controls.
In building automation systems controlling a commercial facility’s HVAC system usage, the system can be tailored to fit the needs of the occupying organization. Controls such as thermostats, duct dampers, VAV systems, and other technology are installed throughout the building and controlled by the centralized automation system. Users can adjust system usage, set operating schedules, monitor equipment performance, and more all from building control systems. These systems can even be used remotely, providing valuable access in today’s remote world.
Benefits of BAS
Installing building automation systems is highly beneficial for commercial facilities of any size. Some of the key reasons you should look into this technology for your facility include:
- Complete customization. Each building automation system can be designed to meet the unique needs of the user. Incorporate one building system or multiple systems to gain precise operating control, generate new opportunities to reduce energy consumption and operating costs, and deliver a more comfortable working environment for occupants.
- Customize operation of building systems. The operation of various systems in a commercial facility will vary throughout the year, depending on the season and production schedules. Using building automation systems, facilities can easily adjust the use of heating and cooling equipment and lighting systems to minimize energy waste while accounting for daily activities and their schedules. Alter the indoor environment to improve working conditions, and experience expanded productivity from your workforce.
- Maintenance aid. Building automation systems are a very useful tool for facility maintenance teams. Through a centralized system, performance of various equipment can be monitored and tracked, making it easy to identify when maintenance concerns arise. Building automation systems collect ample data regarding each connected piece of equipment, which can be quickly analyzed to note deviations and put in work orders for service. These tasks may take weeks or months to discover without this 24/7 performance monitoring. With greater attention to system service needs, downtime due to equipment failures can be greatly reduced, further improving productivity.
- Facility value. The addition of building automation systems generates long-term value while making a property more attractive to potential lessees or even buyers. The system provides value to current and future users, making building automation systems an attractive feature for any commercial facility on the market.
Building Automation for Inland Empire Businesses
Building automation systems for commercial buildings in the Inland Empire help facilities gain precision control over vital system operation for better energy efficiency, savings, and system monitoring. To learn more about building automation systems and solutions for your facility, contact Sanborn’s to schedule an appointment.