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BAS Contributes to Energy Efficient Buildings
September 2012 - Building Automation
What are some of the most important ways BAS can contribute to an ultra-energy-efficient building?
Whether the energy consuming systems in a building are as simple as hot water radiators or as complicated as the most overwrought and sophisticated cutting-edge ultra-energy efficient building, the most important way a building automation system can contribute to the building system performance is through system optimization and to do so in a way that is consistent with the established performance parameters through the building automation system. This is followed by system monitoring the building systems, providing timely and accurate data, and critical alarms to the building operator or facility manager. Along a similar line would be using the building automation system for continuous commissioning.
Answers provided by Douglas Yon, Project Manager, Facility Engineering Associates