As a facility manager or commercial building owner, you may think that if your facility is delivering optimal functionality and there aren’t any apparent problems, why bother changing it? The building automation system is still operating like it was when you commissioned it a decade ago, so why spend extra on fixing what isn’t broken?
While the reasoning behind such an approach is understandable, know that you could be missing out on significant optimization opportunities and cost savings that are offered by a modern smart building. There’s a reason why Gartner has predicted that the building automation sector will experience exponential growth in the IoT and connected device adoption n 2020.
When it comes to IoT implementation for building automation systems, there’s a lot more to it than just a simple technological upgrade. It’s more about much deeper and more accurate insights into various building aspects for intuitive, proactive, and holistic building management. Here are three ways smart building innovation is being redefined by IoT.
Easy Building Automation Upgrades for Higher Functionality
IoT sensors that run on batteries are affordable, self-contained, and installation and maintenance is hassle-free. When combined with scalable, low-power, and robust IoT connectivity, these sensors can be deployed throughout the building to capture and deliver extensive insights into a multitude of building functions.
360-View Building Management
The advantages of an IoT for building automation systems extend much further beyond archetypal functions, such as lighting controls and HVAC. Wireless sensors provide facility managers and building owners with unprecedented visibility into the different aspects of their property, including security, fire safety, waste management, and facility health.
For instance, if your building is very old, advanced analytic algorithms combined with sensor inputs on humidity, vibration, inclination, and crack formation can help you monitor and gauge the building’s structural integrity.
Reduced Environmental Footprint and Costs through Higher Utility Savings
The primary objective with building automation systems is energy efficiency, and IoT technologies can help you take that to a new level. For instance, in conventional building automation systems, the HVAC equipment is typically regulated in a pre-defined, uniform way. This leads to wastefulness caused by issues such as underheating or overheating across the property.
On the other hand, granular, real-time IoT sensor inputs allow micro-zoned, on-demand HVAC control, which leads to higher energy efficiency.
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