Sustainability has become a driving factor for governmental regulations as well as for individuals hoping to protect the environment for future generations. Sometimes considered one in the same, Energy Management Systems and Building Automation Systems provide insights into the evaluation of energy and operational data. These systems are the way of the future for building operations across all industries and continue to replace less efficient systems. They give facility managers the ability to analyze data in ways that support more strategic decision making.
Building Automation is often used as an energy management system that efficiently controls air conditioning, lighting and heating comfort systems to help companies and building owners maintain “green” standards. A main benefit of running higher efficiency buildings is lower operating and maintenance costs. This can be accomplished by:
- Using motion sensors for occupancy based scheduling
- Setting software alarms and notifications to alert building managers or technicians of developing problems and system failures before they cause costly problems
- Monitoring and analyzing energy usage to identify trends
- Using control algorithms to reset schedules for heating plants and other systems
To maximize the benefit of Building Automation and Energy Management Systems, facility managers and system integrators can customize their systems with graphics designed specifically for the equipment they use. By using 3D animation, each piece of equipment can be monitored and issues can be indicated with precision, saving valuable time and money when problems arise.
For more information about how these systems can drive sustainability for your company, or to learn more about custom graphics and data management, contact us to talk with one of our knowledgeable team members!