Building Automation & Controls
Take control of your building performance.
There are few things more important to maximizing the operation and efficiency of your building infrastructure than your property's building automation system. The right control not only can optimize the interaction between multiple building systems and large equipment, but also provide key insights into areas of opportunity for improvement.
The largest controllable operating expense alongside payroll in most commercial properties is the cost of energy consumption—over 60% of which being from HVAC and Water Heating across the majority of property types. Combine this with the cost of Repair, Operations, and Maintenance of building infrastructure, and you have an undeniably substantial pool of funds that your business very likely would rather use elsewhere. The right automation system can minimize these expenses, streamline operational procedures, improve occupant comfort, and even help to stave off unneeded capital expense.
Reference: CBECS 2012, Table E1
Many commercial building automation systems address major mechanical components but fail to take into account smaller distributed equipment such as lighting, plug loads, and terminal HVAC units. Each uncaptured device represents an opportunity for enhanced control. Depending on building usage and system type, in-room occupancy-based control in a typical commercial building can reduce equipment runtimes by 20% to over 40% and generate simple paybacks of 1.5 to 5 years.
era leverages a number of systems to deliver occupancy-based savings by embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) including EcoSmart Energy Management solutions.