Control panels and building management systems (BMS) are becoming more common, but many facilities still don’t have them. A BMS manages all aspects of a facility, from lighting and HVAC to security and fire suppression. Data from a BMS can be used to build predictive models for maintenance scheduling and staffing needs. BMSs allow for easy access to information about your facility’s performance. The technology is improving, so it’s easier for companies to adopt BMSs than ever before.
1.Significant Cost Savings
“If you’re not using a BMS, you should be,” says Craig Melby, president of Control Panel Technologies International Inc., based in Oshkosh Wis. “They are the future of building automation.”
Intelligent control panels and building management systems (BMS) are becoming more common, but many facilities still don’t have them. BMSs can help reduce energy costs by 30% and maintenance costs by 50%.
2. Optimizing Facility Operations
A Building Management System (BMS) manages all aspects of a facility, from lighting and HVAC to security and fire suppression. BMSs can also be used in conjunction with other building systems such as water treatment or electricity distribution. They’re becoming more common as buildings become more complex, but they offer significant benefits for facilities managers:
Reduced energy costs by up to 30%. Energy efficiency is one of the biggest reasons why companies choose to implement BMSs in their facilities. By integrating all facets of a building’s operations into one system, you can identify where you’re using too much energy and make changes accordingly–perhaps by changing temperature settings or adjusting lighting levels–which results in savings on your monthly bill.* Increased safety for employees who work at night or on weekends when there are fewer people around.* More efficient building maintenance schedules because everything is monitored from one central location instead of several different locations throughout
BMSs can help decrease energy costs by up to 30 percent by offering deep data analysis. They can also identify and fix problems before they become bigger problems.
For example, a BMS can tell you if your building’s air conditioning system is operating properly or whether someone left a door open somewhere in the building. The BMS will be able to tell you exactly which areas are using the most energy and what needs to be done to reduce those costs.
3.Data-Driven Decision Making
The data from a BMS can be used to build predictive models for maintenance scheduling and staffing needs. For example, if the system detects that a piece of equipment is starting to fail, it can predict when that failure will occur and recommend that you schedule maintenance before it happens. This allows you to replace or repair the part before it breaks down completely, which saves money in both labor costs and lost productivity (or even safety).
Similarly, if there are signs that staffing levels may become insufficient at certain times during a day (e.g., during lunch rush), then this information can be used by managers as they plan shifts accordingly.
Building management systems (BMSs) are designed to give you the information you need to make decisions about your facility. You can get information about your building’s energy use and how it compares to other buildings of the same type, as well as how much money will be saved by making changes in lighting or air conditioning. This helps facilities managers make informed decisions regarding maintenance, repair, and operations.
BMSs also provide real-time access to data that may not be available at first glance–like humidity levels in an area where equipment is stored–to help prevent damage from occurring in those areas.
4. Implementing Control Panel Solutions
The technology is improving, so it’s easier for companies to adopt BMSs than ever before.
BMSs are a great way to reduce energy costs and maintenance costs. They can also help you reduce staffing costs by automating many of the tasks that used to require human intervention.
If you’re not already using a control panel technology system in your building management, it’s time to consider adding one! Control panel technology can help decrease energy costs by up to 30 percent by offering deep data analysis. This kind of information is invaluable for making informed decisions about maintenance scheduling and staffing needs.
Control panel technologies are also great at providing easy access to information about your facility’s performance. For example, if your HVAC system starts running louder than usual during certain times of day or night, there could be an issue with its fan blades or bearings–and knowing this could save hundreds or thousands of dollars on repairs down the road.
The best way to get started with BMSs is to talk with a vendor who can walk you through the process and answer any questions you have about implementation. If you’re an existing customer, they’ll also be able to tell you how easy it was for them–and how much they’ve saved since implementing their system!
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