Smart Buildings: Instalment One

In light of our participation and forthcoming attendance at the Smart Buildings Show in November, here we look at the key features that create your smart building over four instalments.

In this first instalment we look at Building Automation Systems.

Complete autonomous control of an entire building is the goal of many modern companies, but, what is Building Automation and what does it do?

Building Automation is monitoring and controlling a building’s system including; keeping building climate within a specified range, light rooms based on an occupancy schedule, monitor performance and device failures in all systems and provides malfunction alarms.

By creating a self-sufficient environment, this then creates a more reliable working space for your employees. Greater comfort allows employees to focus on their work, allowing them to increase their individual productivity.

You can adjust lighting scenes with one touch or reduce energy costs with fully automated solutions that require no button press at all. On top of all this, a Building Automation System can reduce the output of greenhouse gases and improve the building’s indoor air quality.

From sound and light, to climate and security, all these systems can be instantly accessed and their functions effortlessly choreographed.

With a more energy-efficient building you will reduce energy costs, create greater comfort for your employees and maintain a more sustainable practice. What’s stopping you from making the switch to a Building Automation System?