Thanks to technology, there are now much smarter and more complex ways of being able to save energy. In terms of managing the electricity and HVAC systems in a building, saving energy is no longer as simple as turning off all the lights or air conditioning. Now there’s software that can control these elements in particular areas of the building. A building management system for energy saving, or just an energy management system, is that specific software that provides data on the way your building is using power. This feedback will help you determine the most efficient way to spend energy without sacrificing convenience and comfort.
There are a number of benefits to installing an energy management system:
- reducing costs while increasing the return of investment
- more comfortable environment
- improve the overall performance of the facility
These advantages aren’t isolated positives; they’re intertwined with each other. Investment in this system leads to better building performance, which results in a better work atmosphere. A more comfortable environment means happier and more productive employees. This, in addition to saving on energy costs, significantly increases your return of investment. Now that you know the benefits, you must figure out the best type of system to apply to your building. There are multiple devices associated with energy control systems, and determining the right one will result in you getting the best return of investment you can.
Types of Energy Management Systems and Devices
The most affordable of all of the devices is the programmable time controls. It allows you to create a schedule where certain electronics in your building will automatically turn off. Automatic lighting controls adjust the brightness of the lighting in an area by sensing how much light is already there. Modern programmable thermostats do more than allow you to adjust your building’s temperature; it can also do it automatically at certain times you configure. Finally are the Building Automation Systems, which can give you access to energy control over multiple facilities at once. You’ll have complete remote access using the Internet, meaning energy efficiency from multiple buildings all over the nation can be tracked and monitored from one place.
To know which energy management system is the best for your facility depends on the size of your business and your budget. If you own a large company with multiple big facilities, then it’s best to invest in a building automation system. Smaller businesses with a few employees would probably benefit more from programmable time controls. Average sized buildings can be fitted with automatic lighting controls and modern programmable thermostats. The main key here is being able to have better control of your building’s energy consumption through applicable devices. Just don’t forget to consider factors like spending and working environment. Call us today at 408-295-2182.