How Can Building Automation Systems Reduce Costs?
A facility’s HVAC and building systems play an essential role in operations, maintaining occupant comfort by regulating temperatures and making sure air is regularly flowing. Implementing a building analytics platform allows businesses to develop a strategy for efficient and effective maintenance.
Learn more about how much a building energy management system costs, the benefit of having the right system and plan, and how BuildingLogiX’s Connected Building Services provide ongoing solutions.
How Much Does a Building Energy Management System Cost?
A successful Building Energy Management system build on top of the already existing Building Automation System. During initial construction, Installing a building automation system has a relatively low upfront cost compared to other elements involved in new construction. Typical BAS installation projects consume less than six percent of the overall construction budget. Yet the building automation system has the largest potential impact on the building operating costs over the life of the facility.
Nearly every commercial and institutional building is initially constructed with a Building Automation System. However BAS stands as one of the most misunderstood and confusing of all building operations.
Today a Building Energy Management system can be overlayed onto your existing BAS system to provide operational clarity and informed decision making. Priced in cents per sq foot, it is common for a properly engineered and applied Energy Management System to produce utility savings measured in dollars per sq foot, making the return on initial investment on the most attractive available in the building system world.
How Can a Building Automation System Reduce Operating Costs
Increased Energy Efficiency
Modern building automation systems are able to provide enhanced energy efficiency capabilities. Many allow building owners to monitor and manipulate sensors, sub-meters, meters, and other components remotely. Also, they enable businesses to schedule operations and reduce power during off-hours.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Leveraging your building automation system can lower maintenance costs by offering a clearer insight into the health and operational capacity of your building’s equipment. This allows a facilities team to deliver proactive maintenance strategies that prevent major issues and breakdowns.
Improved Useful Life of Equipment
Maximizing the useful life of your equipment is essential to reducing long-term costs. Utilizing smart building automation system strategies allows companies to enhance the useful life of equipment by repairing minor issues before major problems develop.
Enhanced Building Comfort
Occupant comfort is a top priority for any business. It creates a productive atmosphere for staff members and allows customers to relax while visiting your facility. Building automation systems help regulate temperature and control airflow so the people in your building feel comfortable.
Providing Industry-Leading Energy Management Systems for any Industry
BuildingLogiX works with companies across various industries. Contact us today and see how CBS can enhance your energy management system and reduce utility costs.
How BuildingLogiX Enhances Building Energy Management Systems
Many businesses struggle with managing their building automation systems because they lack the staff, budgets, and knowledge to deliver proactive solutions. BuildingLogiX understands these issues and offers Connected Building Services (CBS) that enable a facilities team to work smarter by repairing minor problems in equipment.
We understand that equipment begins losing efficiency shortly after start up, and leverage CBS to ensure peak operational capacity. By harnessing enhanced technology and engineering custom processes, our team delivers critical insights utilizing the following features:
BuildingLogiX Data eXchange (BDX)
A building automation system generates significant data sets that provide key insight into its overall operational efficiency. However, this information is meaningless if you don’t have a platform capable of collecting and translating it into actionable solutions. BDX seamlessly connects to your existing environment and stores compiled statistics into a client-accessible database. This portal also creates graphs, visualizations, and scorecards that make it easier to track progress.
Master System Integration
As your campus expands, your team may have to maintain BAS and HVAC equipment from different vendors. This is a challenging task that requires expert knowledge of how they operate. Our Master Systems Integrator brings all components together under a single platform. This makes it easier for your maintenance staff to perform maintenance tasks and enhances communication protocols.
Fault Detection and Diagnostics
Most building automation systems are designed to operate even while experiencing minor problems. This means they have to work harder to maintain comfort, increasing the chances of a major breakdown. CBS includes innovative fault detection and diagnostics features that detect, isolate, identify, and evaluate malfunctions as they occur. This enhances the efficiency of equipment by allowing your team to repair minor issues.
Understanding the data provided by your building automation system is essential to maximizing efficiency and reducing costs. We offer data visualization tools that enable you to easily see how energy in your building is used. Our team builds customized dashboard that fits your operations and allows your staff to complete maintenance tasks quickly.
Our End-to-End CBS Implementation Process
Finding the right provider of building energy management services is essential for maximizing its value. BuildingLogiX works closely with partners to ensure their system meets their needs. Our CBS implementation process follows these steps:
We begin the implementation process by working closely with your facilities and IT teams to lay out the preferred data extraction and storage pathway. Our experts have experience creating workable solutions for various industries. After connecting your building to BDX, we start the journey to a healthier facility.
The Data Journey
CBS immediately begins collecting data from your building automation system. Our data journey includes occasional verifications for connectivity and integrity. BuildingLogiX simplifies the process by tagging and organizing the data for easy analysis.
The data gathered is organized and processed through our matrix of analytics. Our system then creates charts, tables, scorecards, and pinpoints trends to help enhance your maintenance team’s capabilities.
Improve Your Building Energy Management System With BuildingLogiX
BuildingLogiX has been an industry-leading provider of energy management solutions since 2006. Our team takes pride in helping clients reduce utility costs and maximize the productivity of their maintenance staff. Contact BuildingLogiX today to learn more about how CBS enhances building energy management systems.