Building Automation Systems

A Building Automation System (BAS) is a centralized network for different building systems that includes HVAC and Lighting. A BAS can provide an automated response to building conditions to create a comfortable working environment while maintaining energy efficiency. A BAS can also schedule equipment to only be used when it is needed, eliminating wasted energy from spaces while they are unoccupied. These systems also gather operating data over time, allowing building operators to further refine the system for cost savings. Typical savings from implementing an optimized BAS can range from $0.20 to $1 per square foot.

 

Benefits of a Building Automation System

  • Lower electricity and natural gas costs
  • Maintained comfort levels
  • Increased property values
  • Reduced complaints from occupants
  • Better productivity
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Simplified building operations

Functions of a Building Automation System

  • Utility End Use Monitoring
  • HVAC Controls
  • Lighting Controls
  • Predictive Maintenance – BAS can monitor equipment and issue service times based on use, so equipment can be maintained when the system needs it.
    • Reduce maintenance costs up to 30%
    • Eliminate 70% to 75% of equipment breakdowns
    • Reduce equipment downtime 35% to 45%
  • Web Enabled Energy Management System