Part of the job of a building automation system (BAS) involves monitoring and adjusting how a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system reacts to changes in air pressure.
According to the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, in 2019 commercial buildings were responsible for consuming 18% of all energy used in the United States. And that number is growing; since 1980, the energy used in the commercial sector has nearly doubled. With energy costs rising and environmental concerns becoming more pressing, building owners are increasingly seeking ways to improve efficiency via building automation systems (BASs).
Maintenance keeps equipment working and is an important factor in making a building more sustainable. But when maintenance is data-driven, it becomes even more powerful.
Digital transformation has uncovered new ways in which to leverage data and improve the performance of built environments. Perhaps chief among these innovations is the integration of smart technologies and analytics with automated building management systems (BMSs), allowing buildings to become more energy efficient, more responsive, and more comfortable.
As a leader in architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University has been at the forefront of sustainable building technology, with the university committed to making its campus more energy efficient while also designing and testing cutting-edge energy appliances and power systems. This primarily happens in two university-owned buildings in the decommissioned Philadelphia Navy Yard. There, researchers test energy systems and experiment with real-world solutions to support sustainable construction.
Anyone who understands IT knows how valuable centralized networks can be. They allow for greater control over systems and help both systems and people collaborate better, opening up new possibilities never before realized.
Equipment malfunctions. Energy waste. Leaks. Uncomfortable conditions. Addressing these concerns promptly has long been a key responsibility for property managers. But the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics software that continually tracks building data are changing when and how such concerns are addressed. By integrating analytics and IoT, property management can become easier and more effective than ever before.
Buildings IOT expands its leadership team to address growing client demand for smarter, healthier, and more cost-efficient buildings.
CONCORD, CA, August 11, 2021 -Buildings IOT (BIOT) announced today that Jamie Uhlir – former Head of Operations for WeWork’s Atlantic territory – has joined the company as Director, Building Systems. Uhlir will oversee all building systems projects to streamline processes and help BIOT clients achieve value-driven results in this newly created role.
Though automated building management systems work towards improving energy efficiency, one of the biggest obstacles in achieving energy reduction is human beings. These include developers, building owners, facilities managers, tenants and other building occupants, designers, construction companies, and architects. As anyone who has been involved in a major project knows, the more people involved, the more difficult it becomes to reach agreement.
There are countless ways for commercial property owners to lower their building operating costs. These expenses can include property taxes, insurance premiums, utilities, upkeep of infrastructure like HVAC and other systems, repairs, renovations, or payments to contractors who contribute to the upkeep and operations of the structure. Reducing costs can be achieved through hiring expert tax accountants, renegotiating contracts, passing some of these costs on to tenants, or investing in infrastructure to reduce these expenses.