Implementing an automated building analyticsplatform into your facility can deliver significant value to your organization. However, there are some issues you might encounter during the installation process. Here are some common problems you might encounter and tips for quickly remediating them.
Automated building analytics software works by connecting to the systems that regulate equipment and building performance; these include:
- Building automation systems (BAS)
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Lighting controls
- Power meters
- Water sensors
- Access control and surveillance systems
- And more
These solutions gather vital data analytics regarding equipment performance, allowing building owners to use the actionable information to increase energy savings, operations savings, and extend the useful life of the management systems.
Implementing enhanced building technology into your facilities is a significant investment that delivers long-term cost and energy-saving opportunities. However, you may encounter some issues during the process. These include:
Building data is often scattered across different systems and databases that do not communicate with each other. This creates challenges when analyzing and gaining insights from the data, as it is difficult to have a unified view. Integrating these disparate systems and databases is crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the building’s performance.
Unstructured, incomplete, or inconsistent data can negatively impact the accuracy of the analytics and insights generated. It is important to address data quality issues through data cleansing, normalization, and integration processes to ensure that the data used for analysis is reliable and accurate.
Older building automation systems and sensors may not provide the data quality needed for advanced analytics. Upgrading these systems can be costly and time-consuming, requiring replacing or retrofitting outdated equipment. However, the building analytics may not be as effective or accurate as desired without updated infrastructure.
Developing, implementing, and maintaining advanced analytics models, such as machine learning algorithms, requires a high level of data science expertise. Many building owners lack personnel with these skills, creating a gap that needs to be addressed. Hiring data scientists or partnering with external experts can help bridge this expertise gap and ensure effective implementation and maintenance of automated building analytics.
As more devices and data are connected in the building automation system, there is an increased risk of cyberattacks. It is essential to have strong network security measures, access controls, and data policies in place to protect the building data from potential breaches. Ensuring proper cybersecurity measures is crucial to maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the building data.
Some building engineers and technicians may resist the implementation of analytics tools, perceiving them as a threat to their domain knowledge and established processes. This resistance can hinder the adoption and utilization of automated building analytics. It is vital to address this cultural resistance through proper change management strategies, including communication, training, and involvement of key stakeholders. By demonstrating the benefits and value of automated analytics tools and providing the necessary support, cultural resistance can be overcome, resulting in improved adoption and integration of automated building analytics.
Integrating an advanced building automation system to detect performance issues is challenging if you don’t understand how it operates. Partnering with a reputable provider helps with the following tasks:
Creating a well-designed strategy helps identify potential issues and allows you to address them in the early stages. An experienced provider offers the knowledge and experience to prioritize tasks and help you prevent problems.
Making sure the data gathered is accurate is essential for creating actionable insights. Working with a reputable company helps prevent information gaps and maintain accurate readings consistently.
The BuildingLogiX team has experience implementing building analytics solutions for businesses across various industries. Learn more about the markets we serve.
BuildingLogiX understands the challenges associated with implementing an automated building analytics system into your environment. That’s why our team takes pride in working closely with you to design a Connected Building Service (CBS) strategy that best suits your needs. We help you improve your building performance by offering the following solutions:
Your building automation system generates valuable data that offers valuable insights into its operational efficiency. But without a capable platform to collect and analyze this data, it becomes meaningless. Our BuildingLogiX Data eXchange connects to your current system, storing compiled statistics in an easily accessible database.
Building automation systems are typically built to handle minor issues while still functioning, but this can lead to increased strain and potential for major breakdowns. However, with CBS’s advanced fault detection and diagnostics features, malfunctions can be quickly detected, isolated, and identified for efficient repair, ultimately optimizing equipment performance.
Managing your building’s energy usage and costs starts with understanding the data provided by your automation system. We provide user-friendly data visualization tools that allow you to track and analyze energy usage in your building. Our team can create a customized dashboard tailored to your specific needs, empowering your staff to quickly and effectively tackle maintenance tasks.
At BuildingLogiX, we specialize in ensuring healthy buildings and helping our clients achieve optimal performance while minimizing costs and maximizing staff productivity. As a brand-agnostic company, we are committed to providing tailored solutions that fit your enterprise’s specific needs. Reach out to BuildingLogiX today to discover how our CBS technology can help your team effectively reduce energy waste.