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Why You Should Convert to a Building Automation System (BAS)

Have you heard about building automation systems and services, but you’re not sure what they do? Have you wondered how they can help you manage your building and run your business? A BAS is a management system that bundles all of your systems together, including HVAC, security, lighting, and power. By installing a BAS in your headquarters and any additional locations, you turn them into smart buildings. A BAS offers many building and system management benefits, including:

Simplified Maintenance

Installing a building automation system gives you access to building controls that let you keep an eye on all of your systems. With these control systems in place, you can see how each system is operating, whether it be electrical power, HVAC, or security. If you notice small problems popping up, you can perform preventive maintenance to stop them from growing larger. Having all of that information at your fingertips allows you to check on your building’s systems regularly, instead of waiting until there’s a problem.

Improved Energy Savings

A BAS only uses light and HVAC power for areas that are occupied, which greatly improves your building’s energy efficiency. With a BAS, your energy costs will go down and your business’s carbon footprint will diminish. An automated light system can save you up to 30% in yearly lighting costs. Additionally, a BAS gives you increased control over your utility systems, since you can observe and adjust them through a user interface.

Reduced Operating Costs

In terms of energy savings, your building’s operating costs will go down after your install a building automation system. Because the HVAC, lighting, power, and security costs are all automated, you will pay for control devices your business actually uses, and that shut off when you don’t need them.

Improved Comfort and Productivity

Since a BAS can automatically adjust lighting and temperature with light and HVAC controls, it increases occupant comfort in your building. When your colleagues and employees are more comfortable, their productivity may increase. Additionally, HVAC building automation is less likely to break down than an older, non-automated HVAC system. The decreased risk of breakdowns also improves productivity because it reduces the possibility that HVAC problems and the resulting discomfort could disrupt a workday.

Improved Security

A BAS can improve physical security by limiting elevator access and monitoring all activity in your building throughout the day and night. With these security controls, you can stay aware of all building operations and prevent any physical breaches.

Increased Property Value

When you install a BAS in your building, its property value rises. Having a BAS is a key selling point for commercial real estate, since it turns the building into a smart building. The raised property value can cover the costs of BAS installation, especially if you are considering selling your property in the near future.

Denver Building Automation

If you are interested in BAS installation for your building and your business, contact us today. We can bring all of the systems in your building together with solutions that will fit your site and your business. Let us know about your energy goals, and we can develop automated system solutions that will meet them.

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