If you’re looking to reduce your buildings energy bills and improve sustainability, it’s time to consider building automation systems (BAS). With the right BAS, along with the right company to engineer, program, install, maintain and train your employees; you can optimize energy usage, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort.
We are all becoming more cognizant on the impact human activities are having on the environment, the need for sustainable practices and innovation has become more pressing than ever. One area where significant progress has been made is in building automation systems (BAS).
According to a report by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, BAS have the potential to deliver significant energy savings across the entire national commercial building stock. The study found that sensors and controls for building energy management have tremendous potential for reducing energy bills. The report highlights the importance of quantifying how much energy specific control features save in particular building types and regions.
BAS can turn data into an energy-saving asset. When organizations pair BAS with networked sensors, they can support occupancy-based energy consumption that adapts to real-time usage patterns. This can have a huge impact on a building’s energy use. Organizations can increase their energy efficiency by layering other networked capabilities onto a BAS, such as making a building grid interactive to automatically adjust internal systems based on external factors.
Properly commissioned building automation systems can boost heating and cooling efficiency by more than 20 percent and energy use for lighting, appliances, etc., by 8 percent. State-of-the-art BAS can reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings by up to 40 percent. BAS can have a significant impact on energy consumption in commercial and industrial buildings, reducing costs and improving sustainability.
As previously mentioned, the most important factor in insuring that you are a beneficiary of all that BAS can offer, you need to choose the right company to help. Experience and craftsmanship are absolutely necessary in order to optimize your BAS and integrate it properly. When searching for that right company, be sure they will be able to engineer, program and install the BAS, providing maintenance and training for your employees once installation is complete.
Building automation systems have the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption in buildings, making them more sustainable and cost-effective. By leveraging data and networked sensors, BAS can optimize energy use and improve occupant comfort. As BAS technology continues to evolve, the potential for energy savings will only increase. And we all need to be on the front lines, leading the charge for a more sustainable and efficient world.