A building automation system is a network of microprocessor based wired or wireless controllers connected to diverse systems in a building to better manage the equipment and optimize a organization’s energy spend. BAS controls provide access to information on equipment performance and utility metering, and gives users the ability to easily schedule equipment and control it at a more granular level.
Buildings with various kinds of energy systems like lighting, boilers, or HVAC can spend up to 57 percent of their operating budget on HVAC and lighting alone, oftentimes crippling the business or government entity that uses the space.
On top of high energy bills, occupants of the space can experience discomfort due to uneven temperatures, sub-optimal temperatures or poor indoor air quality because equipment is not properly maintained, scheduled or controlled.
In most cases, organizations don’t have insight into what equipment is operating inefficiently, costing their business the most, or the culprit of producing an uncomfortable environment for occupants. Without this information, no actions can be implemented to solve the issues. That’s where building automation system controls come in.
Building Automation Systems give HVAC systems the ability to communicate with one another, so the facility can work in unison to heat and cool. Additionally, BAS with Wi-Fi capabilities have remote logins that allow administrators to virtually adjust thermostats for temperature settings or turning systems on or off via Direct Digital Controls (DDC). Lastly, they allow facility managers to detect and fix any potential issues related to building system performance.
EnergyLink an experienced building automation system installer. We know how to calibrate these systems to bring out your building’s highest energy savings potential and optimize your energy systems’ energy use to maximize efficiency. Building automation systems are relatively easy to install and can quickly become an integrated piece of your facility.
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