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    The Business Case For Integrated Building Automation Systems

    Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Sep 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

    Getting A Better Finacial Picture Of The Internet Of Things

    Cost pressure encourages building owners and facility managers to look into integrated building automation systems.

    Managers have a lot more pressure today to look for a way to try to reduce energy consumption. 

    Managers are also looking for ways to  manage multiple systems through one website portal. The complexity of managing disparate systems -- and the potential to realize operational efficiency through consolidation -- may get enterprises to spring for integration.

    Personnel issues offer another financial incentive for facilities to jump on board with the internet of things. A company is presented with a bg headache, for example, if the person trained to operate a half dozen building systems leaves the organization, Royal said.

    Legacy issues are also a big factor - retrofit work, where the company upgrades legacy proprietary systems or pursues integration projects. 

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    In the case of new construction, building managers are planning for integration from the start. The interest doesn't just surface during the installation phase, but at planning stage. Owners who get the jump on integration can optimize the design of the facility.

    Smart systems, as the natural extension to traditional building automation systems, are far better equipped to optimize the building environment. Adoption, however, isn't automatic. The incentives for many commercial applications to adopt smart systems may not yet be sufficient to compel adoption, and even if they are, the business population needs more education to understand the value proposition. 

    Solutions providers, meanwhile, need to get up to speed! CleanAlert are innovation award winners so we take this seriously!

    Questions on whether to invest in integration stem from a broader debate, one that pits "first costs" -- the initial price tag of putting up a building -- against ongoing, operating costs. Building owners have historically managed capital and operating budgets as separate entities. But an attempt to reconcile the two could encourage an owner to spend more on first costs to reduce operating expenses over the longer term. 

    A case could be made, for example, that incorporating integrated building automation into a structure's design will reduce energy consumption and cut operating cost over the long haul.

    Contact us to learn more about our inroads into building a better, bigger internet of things.

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    Cost pressure encourages building owners and facility managers to look into integrated building automation systems.

    Managers have a lot more pressure today to look for a way to try to reduce energy consumption.

    Topics: Air Filter Monitoring, CleanAle​rt, internet of things, Integrated Building Automation Systems