Building Automation Systems in Connecticut, CT
A Building automation system allows users to control the entire lighting and mechanical system of a building. A building automation system is also known as BAS. The control system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in any building.
The building automation system keeps the building climate within a certain range, provides lighting based on an occupancy schedule, and monitors system performance and device failures and provides email and/or text notifications to building staff.
Building Automation Systems in CT can greatly reduce building energy and maintenance costs. A building controlled by a Building automation system is also referred to as an Intelligent Building System.
A building Automation System should typically consider:
- Security and access control (SAC), including closed circuit television (CCTV)
- Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Energy management system (EMS), including lighting control
Advantages of Building Automation Systems
- Lower your utility costs: Building Automations Systems approximately save 15% of the operating costs of your equipment. This can result in a savings of about $0.40 per square foot
- Maintain a comfortable atmosphere: Building Automation systems have computerized controls which maintain tempature and lighting settings throughout the building. This feature also helps to reduce energy.
- Increase your property value: The value of most commercial buildings is related to the net operating income. By reducing energy costs this increases the net income. Approximately every $0.10 cents per square foot saved in energy could increase your property value by $0.80 per square foot.
What Mercury Can Do For You:
The Mercury Group is familiar with the traditional BAS protocols and design methods, as well as understands how these systems may be integrated using newer Internet protocol (IP)-based communication protocols & design systems. By using a common cabling distribution system for voice, data, video, and BASs, you can reduce both construction and operational costs, as well as create the opportunity for an intelligent building (IB) that can provide many other benefits for the owner operator.
- Flexible device placement and easier configuration changes and additions for future BAS technology.
- Intercommunication between systems to allow additional functionality
- IP-based telecommunications to enable remote accessibility and management of systems through web browser technology.
- More efficient cable pathway requirements and easier maintenance due to fewer cable connector types.