HVAC & Asset Management
Facility directors who are looking for ways to improve building performance, reduce energy consumption, and shrink their structure’s environmental footprint would do well to focus first on their lighting, cooling, space heating, and ventilation systems. As building automation systems continue to evolve and improve, facility directors can use these systems’ capabilities to integrate lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Integrated lighting and HVAC controls create an optimum indoor environment. They can share the same sensors to determine whether a room is occupied and automatically adjust the lighting and temperature to ideal settings. The settings can turn off lights and raise or lower the temperature to save energy when the room is empty.
Organizations of all kinds continue to look for ways to do more with less—less energy, less staff and lower budgets. Saving energy by improving the efficiency of lighting and HVAC technologies and integrating controls provides an opportunity to reduce energy consumption and costs, improve environmental performance, and create a better indoor environment for building occupants.