Lower Operating and Maintenance Costs
While simply increasing operating efficiency often leads to lower operating costs, a building management system can be used to employ additional cost-saving strategies as well. For example, building management software can track trends and create logs to equip facility managers with the data they need to better optimize the efficiency of the system. These logs can also aid in meeting documentation requirements for building certifications such as LEED®.
亚博体育下注Based on data gathered from equipment sensors, alarms and notifications can be configured within BMS software to alert service personnel to issues before they cause discomfort to building occupants or escalate into bigger, more costly problems.
Sensors equipped with data ports allow service personnel quick access and control through a laptop computer and a network interface. This method of remote network monitoring, controlling, and troubleshooting via the Internet or modem can reduce service calls, which of course drive up maintenance costs.
Furthermore, electric current sensors and power meters connected to a building management system can be used to monitor energy consumption and help facility managers identify and troubleshoot problem areas. If a facility or campus generates electricity with wind turbines and/or photovoltaic arrays, these current sensors can also monitor power generation for credit from the utility company. All these methods can save valuable time and lower operating and maintenance costs.