Our open BAS services connect your BAS and energy systems in a single platform with a single user interface where you can view all significant control, schedule, and energy management data. To us, open BAS means you have a choice. A choice on which contractor provides the best level of service, a choice on which vendor’s hardware goes into the next building expansion, and a choice on who and how programming modifications are performed.
We enable you to have these choices by utilizing the Niagara Framework, and more specifically the open Niagara Framework. With open Niagara, the same programming tool is used at each level of the control system and the programming tool is available for purchase by you or any of your selected contractors. Creating open Niagara systems is the best method to create high performance BAS with choice and flexibility for service, expansion, and programming changes for the life of your building.
Additionally, open Niagara can often be retrofitted onto existing buildings with existing BAS systems. Our open BAS services solve the one-vendor problem by freeing you from that type of restrictive vendor relationship. In the best-case scenario, deploying open Niagara onto an existing BAS system provides a system performance upgrade, a choice in who provides your service and programming, and flexibility for expansion. Even in the worst case with the most restrictive and closed BAS systems, the deployment of open Niagara clears the pathway to grow forward with choice.
When we set up your open building automation systems, we bring in non-proprietary technology that works with various vendors’ BAS equipment. We use an open Niagara framework to create open protocols that allow you to control your building systems throughout your campus.