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Why You Need a Building Automation System
Why You Need a Building Automation System
March 22, 2017

The need for a building automation system has been on the rise in recent years, what with both digital and physical security issues. It has become a necessity also because of the need to conserve energy and lower expenses in every aspect of business.  

According to a Texas Instruments infographic:

  • The average commercial building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes.
  • Commercial buildings account for 40% of the world’s energy use.
  • Advanced HVAC and lighting controls cut energy use by 40%.
  • HVAC and lighting combined make up 59% of commercial building energy use.

So, what can be a better solution than a building automation system? They help building owners, operators, property and facility managers monitor how their buildings are running. As a result, they save energy, time, and money. Not only are they used for controlling many factors, but they also can be used to analyze the aspects of the building that need upgrading. Property and facility managers are able to ascertain what the origin is of particular concerns instead of just addressing symptoms.

There is a competitive range of these type of systems with Navigant Research estimating that from 2016 to 2025, the global commercial building automation product and services revenue will grow from $67.1 billion to $102 billion. With this, businesses will improve globally and be able to seek new opportunities.

One such important venture of the implementation of the building automation system is the Harvard School of Public Health. They explain the system as the “brain” of a building.

Recognizing the need for the system occurred from looking at space conditions and indoor air quality because they influence ongoing research and health studies. Implementing the system saved money and energy, as well as reduced emissions of 672.3 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Upgrades such as installing occupancy sensors and VAV valve actuators led to annual cost savings of 25% for 2 out of the 4 buildings. These 2 buildings account for around $3.5 million of energy costs annually.

Though founded in 1913, the building integrated a building automation system. In this way you are able to see that no matter the age of the building, there is still a need to keep it secure. Whether the building was built in 2017 or in 1917, you will be able to integrate the right system for you. 

Thank you so much for this detailed guide
Posted by: Trish | April 26, 2017, 1:11 pm
It's great to see some stats about this stuff
Posted by: Dan L | April 26, 2017, 1:11 pm
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