Manage the Summer Heat with these Building Technology Platforms
July 21, 2016
Finding performance-improving solutions for commercial buildings is important all year long, but it is especially critical in the summer. The increased demand on your building and its systems can result in significantly higher utility costs. But there is good news. Your building is full of potential, and it provides many sources of valuable data that can be used to gain insight into performance.
Technology makes it easier than ever before to gather the data you need. Utilizing building controls and energy management strategies can transform your building into an asset that positively impacts your bottom line — so you can stay cool through summer’s hottest months.
Three categories of building technology platforms to consider are:
Building Energy Management System (BEMS) facilitates analysis, reporting, and data visualization of building system performance and energy information. Implementing a BEMS helps positively impact the bottom line of a business through identifying cost reduction opportunities, greater efficiencies and ongoing improvement. By taking a holistic view of a building, BEMS helps property managers determine their priorities and critical areas within a building when developing and implementing an improvement plan.
Building Management System (BMS) is a software based building system that helps manage multiple building systems and/or multiple buildings. BMS systems are a critical component to managing energy demand. With a BMS, multiple building systems and locations can be monitored from one central location, which allows managers to effectively target energy consumption, increase energy efficiency, reduce operational costs, save time and improve tenant comfort.
Building Automation System (BAS) is a building control system that provides the ability to integrate multiple building systems such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, security and others so they can be controlled by one single interface for greater efficiency and optimized performance. A BAS provides many benefits including improved facility performance and efficiency, easier day-to-day operation and control of building systems, and optimized occupant comfort.
When deciding which building technology solution is the best fit for you and your building, Trane building professionals are able to provide the on-going support you need to continuously improve building performance and control costs.
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