A building's electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems are managed by a system called a Building Automation System (BAS), which is sometimes known as a Building Management System or a Building Control System. It is a distributed control system that merges several types of building systems into a centralized place. Building automation systems are primarily utilized to control the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) in a building, but are also used to control lighting, security and other building systems. Using a computer networking system, BAS monitors and controls a wide variety of electrical and mechanical devices. They can communicate across different platforms, applications, and languages using this technology.
What are the advantages of building automation systems?
There are several advantages to having a well-functioning Building Automation System. The following are some of the advantages:
- Multiple safety and security systems (such as fire and flood protection, ventilation, etc.) can be controlled simultaneously by a building automation system (BAS).
- The performance of various systems can be monitored by a BAS system.
- When electronic or mechanical faults occur, a building automation system can provide fail-safe procedures that bring the system back online. In high-risk workplaces, this is especially critical.
- It is possible to cut energy usage and running costs by using an energy management system.
- You receive greater value for your money and fewer maintenance calls if you use it to lengthen the life cycle of various utilities.
- A BAS system will provide a consistent level of comfort for the occupants of the space.
- A building automation system can perform lockouts, which prevent machinery from operating unless it is authorized to do so.
- It is capable of performing diagnostics to keep track of variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, and others across a variety of systems.
What are some of the systems that BAS can monitor?
You may not have recognized how many systems are controlled by BAS at first glance. BAS is used to regulate the following systems:
- HVAC - BAS controls the most efficient heating and cooling systems. The most typical method of integrating BAS into a building's electrical and mechanical systems is using this method.
- Lighting - As the room is occupied, BAS may adjust the lighting accordingly. Lighting may also be controlled dependent on the time of day.
- Security Systems - BAS have the ability to regulate whether or not security systems are activated. Video surveillance, keyless entry, passcodes, and remote access are all things they can handle.
- Ventilation/Air Purification Systems - Building automation systems (BAS) manage ventilation and air purification in buildings when these functions are essential and should not be left to the judgement of individuals as to minimize risks.
- Sterilizing/Sanitizing Systems - Building automation systems are necessary in the proper functioning of sterilizing units. Much of what is done is such systems require automation.
What are the benefits of building automation systems?
- For Facility Managers - With the help of BAS, it is possible to manage a facility more efficiently. Using a system like this can assist facility managers better understand and control their energy consumption and waste.
- As a business owner - you can save money on energy costs, extend the life of equipment (such as heating and cooling systems) and make your tenants more comfortable by using Building Automation.
- For property managers - A extensive building automation system can provide immediate access to a single dashboard into which all other automated systems flow into. In this way, you can manage lighting, HVAC, elevators, security, etc. from one place.
In summary, a building automation system isn’t a solitary rooftop HVAC system, nor it is blowers or sterilizing instruments. What makes the essence of a building automation system is that it pulls all these mechanical and electronic systems together under one dashboard and manages them via a centralized control. No doubt about it, building automation systems are the way to go in the future. As businesses, organizations and industries face increasingly greater demands to ensure the comfort of their customer as well as provide service efficiently and in a cost-effective manner, then well-integrated BAS is necessary. Such systems reduce costs, increase efficiency and ensure comfort. Looking toward quality BAS can only be a wise decision that will benefit your organization in the long term.
How can we help you?
Saez Distributors provides South Florida’s HVAC Mechanical Contractors and Building Managers with the powerful automation tools they need to achieve greater energy efficiency in their existing buildings and future projects. We offer services in Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties.
Our in-house engineering department is trained in direct digital controls, we’ll ensure that your building’s cooling and heating systems are optimized for efficiency, comfort, and high-quality performance.
Our team can design and develop the HVAC automation solutions necessary for providing you with the following key benefits.
- Reduced energy expenses
- Improved energy efficiency
- Precision control over HVAC components
- Increased occupant health and comfort
- Improved HVAC maintenance
- Reduced downtime due to system failures
Contact our team to learn more about our available HVAC controls and BAS services.
Phone: (305) 592.2330 ext. 306