Intelligent Facility Management
You may not be able to control how much your utility company charges you to keep the lights on and your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) running, but you can substantially reduce operating expenses by investing money in improving building efficiency.
A building automation system (BAS) provides a centralized point of control that connects all of the independently working components of your building operations. You may also hear a BAS referred to as a building automation and control system (BACS), building control system (BCS), or a building management system (BMS).
Some related systems include:
- Direct digital control (DDC): The communication network—both hardware and software—that connects your facility systems along with the interface you use to control and monitor your facility
- Energy management system (EMS): Similar to a BAS but specializes in monitoring and optimizing energy use
- A smart or intelligent building: A building that has been designed around a holistic BAS that intelligently uses data from seemingly disparate systems to maximize energy efficiency while providing a single point of control for system integration and operations management
Fundamentally, the goal of a BAS is to increase efficiency and safety, lower operating costs, and minimize the environmental impact of all of these independent systems. A true “smart” building incorporates an intuitive user interface and easy access to controls so facilities managers can seamlessly oversee operations and quickly make decisions with all of the data they need in real time.
Streamline Building Operations
Minimize overhead costs, simplify troubleshooting, and optimize security.
What A BAS Can Control For You
Building automation systems commonly control and automatically manage functions related to:
- Air handling units (AHUs)
- Rooftop units (RTUs)
- Fan coil units (FCUs)
- Heat pump units (HPUs)
- Variable air volume boxes (VAVs)
Other Facility Systems
- Lighting controls
- Automated shutters/blinds
- Security systems and fire alarms
- Energy monitoring
- Card and keypad systems
- Plumbing and water monitoring
Any other systems your business relies on for critical day-to-day operations? Chances are we can find a BAS solution that automates and optimizes that system.
Benefits Of A BAS
The advantages of centralized control for your facility’s heating and cooling systems, ventilation, lighting, security, and other systems include:
- Total control of HVAC and ventilation systems, which efficiently keeps the climate in the building—and even zones and subzones in the building—within a specified range
- Illuminating areas of your facility that are actively occupied while automatically shutting off lights in unoccupied areas to save you money on energy bills
- Managing and optimizing a complex energy grid and balancing building energy demands
- Monitoring and troubleshooting systems for inefficiencies or breakdowns while reducing the possibility of costly repairs in the future
- Providing malfunction alarms and alerts so maintenance staff can quickly pinpoint and address problems with your facility infrastructure
- Streamlining security and monitoring systems
React Mechanical has helped hundreds of businesses all over New York City solve costly system management issues by either designing a new system or retrofitting an existing one with a BAS solution.
We custom design building automation systems to significantly reduce energy consumption, increase overall system efficiency, and give you the control and monitoring tools to make informed decisions about the health and performance of your equipment. Investing in a building automation system is a long-term solution to running your commercial building economically while lowering overhead costs.
Considering a BAS to streamline facility operations? [Contact us] for more information about how we can design and implement a customized, secure, energy-saving building automation system to increase the value and longevity of your commercial building.