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What really matters is the People and the Processes

People and how you execute enable building owners to outperform almost any technology. 

Building Automation Systems (BAS) have been around for years. A BAS utilizes a control system to automate the control of various building systems (mainly HVAC). A BAS provides a user interface that allows the end-user to adjust the control settings, view the system status, and detect any potential issues related to building system performance. 

The desired outcomes of a BAS are building health and wellness, systems uptime, energy savings, and staff efficiency. In an ideal world, a real building automation system would control, HVAC, lights, access control, energy management, and much more. However, often each manufacturer is isolated from one another and you’re lucky if you can get lighting and BAS to talk to one another.

Who uses the BAS?  Facility managers, energy managers, and other highly technical users; not most building owners. Most BAS are stagnant and are configured for specific situations that over time are outdated / no longer relevant.  Also, most BAS are not dynamic to automatically adjust to changes in demand, weather conditions, building conditions, and more.

BAS sometimes malfunction or have issues of its own, and when it isn’t working properly, that’s costing building owners, tenants, and contractors time, money, and productivity.  For example, when a BAS loses its connection to its linked pieces and parts that are in difficult-to-access locations. Other examples include leaving equipment in manual mode and system overrides.

At Building Assure, it is our view that for smaller buildings, building owners, tenants, and contractors will outperform most BAS by collaborating to use solutions reliant on independent data loggers that measure, detect, notify, guide, and capture actions, and check outcomes.     

Building Assure has designed and developed my Building Alerts with the small building owner in mind. Our low-cost solution provides all the necessary data to monitor energy consumption and waste, air quality, thermal comfort (temperature and humidity), water leak detection, equipment maintenance, service quality check (was the service conducted, and did it achieve the desired results), and much more. All while providing full transparency to your tenants and service contractors.

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