For a building to perform exceptionally well, the systems within the building must be controlled. The lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning), security, and other systems must be running at a certain time, and they have to hit certain setpoints or goals. For example, the lighting system must provide adequate lighting when the building is in use. Controlling the systems within a building is essential for numerous reasons, which leads building engineers to become increasingly interested in “building automation.”
Building automation systems are used to control many systems throughout the building like HVAC, lighting, fire/life safety, security, energy metering, etc. They are becoming increasingly popular in building designs as they not only help with occupant health, safety and comfort, but they can also reduce the energy consumption of a building.
Read more here about the power of a BAS and how it can increase the performance of your next buildings project.