As a facility manager or building owner, you may be wondering whether the building is functioning correctly or there are noticeable problems. If everything runs accordingly, there may be no reasons to alter it. What’s more, you may think you will run into unwanted expenses if you upgrade the existing BAS (the building automation system).
Although these worries are reasonable, you may be missing out on the optimisation opportunities and huge cost saving of having an innovative and smart building. Building automation is experiencing the highest growth in the IoT world.
How IoT is Reforming Building Automation
Amidst the increased pressure for complex demands and energy efficiency from the current generation of tech-savvy occupants, business automation is due for a total overhaul. With a plethora of internet of things analytics, you can take advantage of the limitless possibilities to optimise building operations without suffering outrageous expenses.
Problem-Free BMS Upgrades for Prolonged Functionalities
The battery-operated IoT sensors are self-contained, affordable and easy to deploy and maintain. With scalable, low-power and robust IoT connectivity, you can install these sensors across the building to capture the comprehensive intuitions into distributed assets and diverse building functionalities.
You can then store the collected sensor data at the respective server. This allows automated execution of the proper workflows, such as activation, shutdown, intuitive equipment redesign, alert triggers or maintenance scheduling.
Fantastic Utility Savings to Lower Environmental Footprint and Costs
Energy efficiency is one of the leading incentives for BMS implementation, and the internet of things analytics may assist you in accomplishing that. Previously, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems have been designed in a predefined and uniform manner, leading to wasteful problems, such as overheating and underheating throughout the property.
Here is where having IoT sensor inputs come in handy as they have micro-zoned equipment and on-demand control that attains high energy efficiency. By setting your HVAC and lighting systems accordingly, you can save a lot of money on utility bills.
360-View Facility Management
The internet of things analytics for smart building automation extends beyond the typical functions, such as lighting control and HVAC. For instance, wireless sensors give property owners incredible visibility into various building operations like equipment condition, facility health, security, waste management, or even fire safety.
A water leak detector can alert early-stage pipe leaks and trigger immediate valve shutdown to avoid extreme water damages. On the other hand, vibration and temperature metrics of crucial features can show ongoing or impending issues for instant inspection and repairs.
If you have a decade’s old building, you can install sensors on vibration, inclination, humidity exposure, crack information combined with progressive analytics algorithms. With these sensors in place, you will seamlessly inspect and monitor its structural integrity.
Enhanced Tenants Satisfaction and Wellbeing
Building owners recognise the essence of tenant relationships. Currently, the growing universality of smart building and innovative home technologies gives rise to extreme expectations from the present-day occupants. People no longer consider indoor temperature as a crucial metric for tenant comfort.
Today, lighting, humidity and air quality play a crucial role in the ideal climate conditions for tenants’ productivity and wellbeing. In this case, wireless IoT sensors are robust instruments that help maintain an optimal and healthy indoor environment.
Gone are the days building automation was restricted to switching on and off the heater based on predetermined rules. IoT is now improving building automation and bringing inventive opportunities for facility management, energy efficiency, service innovation and tenant experiences.