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Building Automation Explained: What Are The Benefits?

Resource Centre Smart Buildings Building Automation Explained: What Are The Benefits?
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Building Automation is the concept of implementing systems that automatically control certain functions of a building. This can include important environmental factors such as heating, air conditioning and lighting.

If managed properly, these factors contribute to a healthier and safer environment for your workforce and visitors. Automating the management of all these factors through a single, intelligent system ensures efficient and cost-effective building management.

How does building automation work?

Automated buildings - also known as Smart Buildings - have systems that are interlinked and can communicate with each other. They can automate certain processes without human intervention and deliver improvements in efficiency, safety and comfort.

All of your electrical infrastructure can be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable automation across the building.

What can automation systems control?

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC)
Lighting
Security (CCTV)
Access control (Card and keypad access)
Occupancy control for meeting rooms
Power monitoring
Fire alarm systems
Elevators and escalators

What are the benefits?

Time efficient
This is particularly useful for larger commercial buildings, where the manual management of all these environmental factors would take considerable time.

Reduce your network cost
By reducing your network cost and complexity, you can save money on your essential electrical infrastructure in the long run.

Lower your utility bills
You can also lower your utility bills. With lighting accounting for up to 50% of a commercial building’s electricity use, Smart Lighting is a vital tool in reducing energy waste.

Create optimum conditions
A smart building collects and analyses data in real-time, working to adjust things like the room temperature to optimum levels to keep its occupants happy. In fact, creating the right environmental conditions can significantly improve employee wellbeing and productivity. It’s not just your workforce that will benefit. You can leverage this technology in a range of sectors, including retail and healthcare.

Easily monitor and access data on equipment performance
Convenient access to information on equipment performance and utility metering. Even though this technology is automated, the interface allows you to manually monitor conditions in the office and override the settings should you need to.

Contact Remark Group today to see how building automation could help your business.