Integrated Building Management Systems Offer Better Resource Management and Control
An integrated building management system takes an ecosystem of individual sub-systems and integrates them into one single comprehensive building management system under one unified platform. This enables these systems to interact. And it allows building managers to have greater control over building systems such as HVAC, Fire/Emergency Alarms, Security, Utility, and other systems. It can also help improve energy efficiency and boost building sustainability efforts.
Improve Energy Efficiency with Smart Building Solutions
By enabling systems to interact, a Smart Building integrated system allows systems that could have previously been working against each other to now operate in unison toward a specific goal. For example, a building security system could have alerted security to a row of open windows in a second floor conference room. And they may not have viewed it as an urgent threat, so no one reacted, leaving the windows open all afternoon on a hot summer day. But the open windows resulted in the building HVAC system working overtime, attempting to cool the room to a lower pre-set temperature. Thus, resulting in significant amounts of unnecessary energy consumption.
But with an integrated building management system, the two systems – Security and HVAC – would be able to interact, potentially adjusting the room temperature to shut off the air conditioning to the room, or by sending an alert to building personnel to close the windows. This is just one example of one way, on one single day that an integrated building management system can improve energy efficiency. Now think of all the other ways, on other days – those savings can really start adding up fast!