How Our Connected Building Services Create Enterprise Efficiency
Maintenance staffs aren’t static, and the people that make up your team change over the years. What you can’t afford is turnover affecting the efficiency of your building systems and how quickly issues are addressed. Keep reading to learn about how Connected Building Services (CBS) enable businesses to reduce the impact of employee changes.
Common Problems Maintenance Teams Face When Managing Building Performance
A great maintenance team is invaluable for a company. Having access to years of experience and deep knowledge of how building systems and building automation systems (BAS) operate enables them to quickly address issues and maximize the useful life of the equipment. However, nothing lasts forever, and your staff’s competency faces various challenges, including:
Long-term employees eventually reach an age when it’s time to retire. A staff member retiring is a celebratory moment, but it also creates obstacles for the remaining team members. Their years of experience have given them a deep knowledge of the intricacies of each building’s operation, and their legacy knowledge is near impossible to extract and give to someone else. This means that other employees must react quickly and learn how the equipment operates to provide a smooth transition with maintenance leadership.
Staff layoffs and employees leaving for other positions often impact maintenance teams. When these occur, the remaining members must pick up the additional work, or new technicians are expected to embrace a steep learning curve. These elements can affect service levels and create an environment where minor issues are missed, leading to major breakdowns and high repair or replacement costs.
Businesses expanding to new facilities puts additional stress on a maintenance staff to manage more components without more resources. It can also force them to learn new operational equipment on the fly, which increases the likelihood of missing noticeable inefficiencies.
Providing Connected Building Services for Multiple Industries
BuildingLogiX has experience integrating CBS for companies across various industries. Learn more about the sectors our team works with.
What Are Connected Building Services?
Your building systems and BAS maintain occupant comfort by controlling the temperature and indoor comfort in your building. Ensuing your facility is warm in the winter and cool in the summer allows your staff to operate effectively and creates a quality environment for your clients.
One of the biggest dilemmas with BAS and building system equipment is that they continue to operate while experiencing minor problems; they just work harder to reach the optimal temperature. This situation often causes maintenance teams to miss inefficiencies that eventually lead to significant breakdowns.
BuildingLogiX believes your staff should work harder, not smarter. CBS are a set of energy and building management services that help your maintenance team ensure operational efficiency by leveraging the data your equipment generates.
Connected Building Systems Creates Enterprise Efficiency
As discussed, the loss of knowledge and expertise in your facilities team puts new pressure and challenge on your team. Having a properly installed building analytics system, such as Connected Building Services, creates many points of stability for the challenges of staff transition.
CBS pulls together the many hundreds and thousands of building system components into a unified system of knowledge. This unified system of knowledge makes training a new person faster, more efficient, and ultimately more complete.
CBS creates a common work platform regardless of OEM or brand. Creating powerful insights and knowledge lie at the core functionality of CBS. These core insights create a common vocabulary and pathway of understanding that enables all team members to see and understand what is happening. Visualization of operating data at the Building Level – System Level – Equipment Level – Device Level creates a common language to build team productivity.
Easier Training and Onboarding Path
Learning new skills requires readily available information, presented in an organized and progressive manner, that can be repeated over time. This progression of information delivery is uniquely delivered by Connected Building Services. We have witnessed many people learn the relevance and urgency of a particular problem while still developing the technical prowess needed for troubleshooting. This means that a new team member can be contributing to productivity faster.
Strategic Work Planning
If resources and manpower are tight, then making smart choices to prioritize problems and creating critical pathways is essential. CBS delivers an entire platform of tools, work flows, processes, and visualizations to enable your team to prioritize problems, and to have a Heads-Up and Head-Start when dispatching to a potential problem so they can take the right tools the 1st time.
Components of Our Connected Building Services
BAS equipment generates significant amounts of data, but traditional platforms lack the technology to gather and interpret it for actionable solutions. CBS utilizes our BuildingLogiX Data eXchange (BDX) to collect and analyze the information produced by your systems and enables your team to provide ongoing performance improvements. BDX offers the following services to enhance energy efficiency:
Our data visualization tool allows your staff to view, analyze, and share the right building operations information at the right time. The BDX platform provides dashboards, reports, charts, graphs, scorecards, and customizable displays that enable technicians to pinpoint inefficiencies in BAS equipment.
Strategic Energy Management
Managing energy consumption requires a carefully designed plan, which is challenging with staff turnovers and differing levels of knowledge among technicians. We work with clients to leverage our software to manage performance strategically. Our strategic energy management solutions allow you to prioritize tasks and maximize your return on investment.
Fault Detection and Diagnostics Software
A driving force behind enterprise inefficiency is that many maintenance teams embrace a repair approach that requires troubleshooting various components before locating the actual issues. Our fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) software detects and diagnoses problems and alerts your team when operations divert from set metrics. We are available to assist in integrating FDD into your environment and help you adopt a proactive approach to BAS maintenance.
Master System Integration
Expanding campuses often have BAS from various vendors. This is a challenging management task because it requires expert knowledge of their operational capacity. Our master systems integrator creates an integrated platform that eliminates barriers and places your equipment under one collaborative umbrella. This streamlines building processes and allows your team to manage everything as a single system.
Advantages of Our Building Analytics Platform
Implementing CBS throughout a campus allows maintenance teams to enhance BAS operations and performance. This provides the following benefits to a business:
CBS creates a long-term economic impact on your organization by showing your staff the location of developing issues. This allows them to perform cost-effect improvements to reduce energy waste and enhance performance. The BuildingLogiX team guarantees our clients a 10% reduction in their utility costs.
Improved Building Health
A healthy building delivers a good working environment for employees and a quality facility for clients. With CBS, your staff can monitor the data produced by your BAS and track performance over time. This innovative approach to building analytics enables them to make small repairs that enhance operations and minimize the risk of equipment breakdown.
Increased Staff Productivity
Traditional tasks to enhance building processes are time-consuming and prevent technicians from working on higher-value tasks. Integrating CBS gives your staff the tools they need to see how each system is working in real-time and provide energy-saving solutions that help them adopt a proactive approach and maximize productivity.
BuildingLogiX: Providing Connected Building Services Since 2006
BuildingLogiX is a technology-driven service company that’s been helping clients optimize building performance and reduce operational costs since 2006. Our team takes pride in being a brand-agnostic company and works hard to deliver solutions that best suit your needs. Contact us today to learn more about how CBS enhances enterprise efficiency.