A spike in IoT-related technologies like machine learning, advanced analytics, and cloud platforms- and in parallel you will see an increase in social and even political demand to help with security, safety, and environmental compliance. All of this has led to a resurgence in demand for the building management systems (BMS).
Now let us talk about the era of Integrated Buildings Management Solutions
Building management systems (also known as building automation systems) control and help maintain a check on an array of subsystems like HVAC, lighting, elevators, captive and utility power systems, fire systems, security systems, and so on. With the help of these subsystems, you can contribute to a majority of energy consumption in the building and some of the benefits that come along with having an efficient building management systems include-
Energy Efficiency – First and foremost with building management systems you can get access to real-time data that is paired with historical trend analysis and can be further used to reduce the energy in lighting and HVAC while optimizing power system efficiency. With the help of this data and analysis, BMS can provide you with insights regarding the implementation of efficient business logic and quicker, energy usage trends, and make more efficient decisions.
Operational Performance – When you non-stop monitor and control air quality, the smart building can help you improve their air quality to help increase employee productivity and health. Moreover, if you schedule downtime and have proper maintenance, then it becomes even easier to monitor various machine health parameters.
Safety and Security – When you pair remote monitoring and alarms with HVAC, fire, security systems, and access control, it will provide you with fast and appropriate responses to emergency situations.
So traditionally all of the various subsystems in the building operated as standalone entities that had their own IT solutions. But as long as the number of disparate subsystems remained small, it worked fine with the facility managers.
However, with the new subsystems being installed like the rainwater harvesting, water reclamation, and renewable energy, it has increased the complexity of buildings significantly, but in future will benefit everyone. Things don’t stop here; you can see a significant increase in the number of parties that work within the organization; they now have access to the energy data. This, therefore, has increased visibility into energy consumption patterns.
Safety, Security, and the Environment
Not only does it provide financial stability, but by building owners that are in the developed countries, they are experiencing an increase in social and political pressure to meet standards of security, safety and environment, it helps them as well.
In conclusion, with the advances that come with building management it acts as an example of the holistic effect the growing IIoT( Industrial Internet of Things) has across all the industries. Hence, if you are looking for a vendor that can provide you with the same, then put your trust on #SchneiderElectric. Their engineers have worked hard towards this and leave no detail behind. #LifeIsOn.