Controlled Energy Consumption
Worldwide, buildings consume approximately 42% of all electricity, surpassing any other asset. Within a given building, between 50-80% of all energy is used to heat or cool the building. To achieve sustainable energy consumption levels, it is essential to use appropriate and effective building management systems. Analyzing real time data on the building can highlight energy waste and ensure efforts are made towards a more efficient performance. The best way to do this is with a building automation system.
Increased ROI with Building Automation Systems
Building automation systems use control networks that are more efficient so that they use fewer resources, take up less space, make less noise and are more cost effective. Building automation systems keep building climate within a specified range, provide lighting control based on occupancy, control exit and entry security functions and monitor system performance and functionality. They greatly reduce building energy and maintenance costs when compared to a non-controlled building.
Because heating and cooling are the most costly systems within any given building, the best way to lower energy costs and achieve increased ROI is through boiler and chiller monitoring and control systems. Continual monitoring and control of the boiler and chiller maximize the operating efficiency of the equipment. Less money is wasted on inefficient operation, thus leading to increased cost savings.
Building automation systems are networked to maximize not only the equipment efficiency, but also the overall building environment efficiency as well. Data from sensors located within the building determine when a valve should open or close, when a chiller should turn on or off, or when a heating unit should activate or deactivate.
Smart Controls provides the control systems that communicate with the individual energy-using components within a building. From lighting to temperature and humidity control, Smart Controls uses industry standard communication protocols to network the individual environment controls of a building in order to achieve maximum efficiency and minimum energy costs.