Most facility owners would always look for ways to lessen consumption of energy while continuously improving building performance. Not surprisingly, energy consumption can be mostly attributed to the lighting and ventilations systems of a building. Depending on the size and type of the facility, these systems eat up about 70 % of the whole building’s energy consumption. This prompted facility directors to adopt modern technological mechanisms to improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
- What is an energy audit?
If you want to efficiently get data about the building’s operation and performance as a whole, it would be best if you conduct an energy audit. It is one of the best ways to detect issues affecting the efficiency of the building and to prioritize productivity measures. The implementation of HVAC controls is usually one of the opportunities uncovered through the conduct of an energy audit. Other solutions usually include the upgrading of outdoor and indoor lighting systems. Daylight harvesting through solar panels will definitely reduce energy consumption while creating a more productive environment for the tenants.
- Create Impressive HVAC Systems
If you want to commendably reduce energy consumption, you don’t have to look further. Look around you. Rather, “feel” your surroundings. The onset of modern technology has paved the way for the conception of brilliant practices and methods to improve cooling, heating and ventilations costs. By adopting modern HVAC systems procedures, you can actually save up to 40 % of the total cost. Some of the opportunities that you might get after an energy audit will include the tuning up of the facility’s automation system or the implementation of modern technologies like thermal storage systems.
Most buildings usually have a separate lighting and HVAC systems. By adopting and implementing technological advancement processes, you can actually integrate these systems into one automated platform. It makes the operation simple and easy while improving energy consumption at the same time. The result of the system integration will also provide comfort to the occupants of the building. The operations department will also find it easier to control and monitor the performance of the facility as they can manage the system from a single dashboard only. This can be accessed from practically all computer and mobile devices.
- Create First-class Environment
An integrated system will eventually create an environment that’s comfortable and safe for all the occupants of the facility. With the modern technological mechanism incorporated in the system, sensors will be the same all throughout when a room becomes occupied. Once sensors are “felt”, the lighting and the temperature of the room is automatically adjusted to the setting ideally programmed. The automated system can adjust the lighting and increase or decrease the temperature in order to reduce energy consumption. HVAC controls and lighting management become more practicable and manageable for the operator and gives him the chance to monitor other building operations.
The search is endless when it comes to improving building performance. Facility owners always find ways to conserve energy and reduce operations cost of the building without compromising the comfort and safety of the tenants. Saving energy through an improved lighting and HVAC system has effectively been implemented. It gives you the opportunity to improve the overall performance of the building and to create a healthy environment for your occupants.