Smart Trends for Commercial Buildings
Building automation systems (BAS) help commercial facilities big and small conserve energy, save money, and help the environment. Smart building technology is more cost-effective than it’s ever been, and the learning and fine-tuning capabilities they bring are making it easier to control a commercial environment. With so many opportunities to introduce smart tech to your building, City Electric Supply is happy to offer products that can help make facilities as efficient as possible.
For those looking to integrate a BAS into your commercial or industrial building, here are some trending smart technology options:
Real-Time Energy Monitoring
Commercial and industrial buildings consume lots of energy. Knowing when and how your building consumes energy is no longer a mystery. Smart sensors can measure the exact amount of power used, including when and where it’s being used. This information can help you know when to shut down certain parts of the building that aren’t in use and cut energy costs overall.
Automated Demand Response
Automated demand response helps you determine the time to cut energy consumption and run the building more efficiently. Sensors detect CO2 emissions, outdoor temperature, and many other factors to perfectly cool, heat, and light your building, conserving as much energy as possible.
Demand Control Ventilation
Demand control ventilation systems use air quality sensors to measure and monitor the building temperatures, volatile organic compounds, and CO2 levels. The sensor readings allow it to regulate outside air intake based upon the indoor air quality. CO2-based regulated air intake can help with energy consumption tremendously.
Smart lighting has been around for a while, but few companies have actually taken advantage of its energy-saving benefits. Sensors within the lights can detect motion, temperature, humidity, and amount of existing or natural light to adjust accordingly. Having lights shut off or dim on their own so that it works with natural light can save thousands of dollars in energy usage every year.
Connected smart devices installed throughout the building make it easier than ever to maintain a safe facility. Cameras and access control systems such as badge readers allow you to see who is coming and going. Security systems also work with other smart tech devices in the BAS, such as lighting that automatically turns off after someone has clocked out, doors that alert someone if left open, and devices that quickly diagnose a false alarm.
The BAS trend is steadily increasing. Reports showed that this market accounted for $46.37 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $98.6 billion by 2022. It’s estimated that BAS should reach roughly 483 million facilities in 2022. As smart systems become more common, businesses will save money and reduce their carbon footprint, helping to preserve the environment. Smart buildings can also reduce energy consumption by almost 50% compared to traditional buildings, greatly reducing greenhouse emissions.
City Electric Supply is committed to supplying you with the best in smart devices and energy-saving technology. If you’re looking to install a BAS or update your existing facility, visit one of our stores today and get more information on how to get started.
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