Top 4 Reasons Your Commercial Building Should Have a Building Control System

A building control system, otherwise known as a building management system, is a computer-oriented system used to evaluate and monitor the electrical and mechanical installation in a building. If you've just set up a large commercial building, and it is ready for occupancy by your tenants, then a building control system will go a long way in helping you keep an eye on your facilities. Here are some of the reasons you shouldn't miss out on the advantages offered by an automated building control system:

Simplifies Operations and Equipment Monitoring

Building control systems come with real-time graphical interface features that enable you to see what is happening to your various installations within the building. This is key to facilitating timely responses to equipment problems, particularly those that you can notice changes in performance just by looking at them. A good example if such equipment is air conditioning fans. You can easily point out faulty equipment and have them checked, eliminating the need for your maintenance crew crawling through the attic and vents to isolate faulty equipment.

Optimises Energy Efficiency

Besides sustainable construction and green building techniques, you can also ensure energy efficiency in your commercial by using a building control system. You can schedule air conditioning systems and lighting depending on the occupancy tendencies of the occupants in the building. Air conditioning systems can be set to run automatically before the tenants arrive to guarantee thermal comfort within the building by the time they arrive. You can also set air conditioning equipment to maintain an optimal indoor temperature and go off automatically when this optimal temperature can be achieved naturally. In this way, equipment will only run when necessary, helping you to save on energy.

Ease of Managing Your Tenants

A building control system makes it easy for you to manage how you bill your tenants or split costs among them for building utilities that are meant for the good of all tenants. In this way, you can do away with a tedious invoice and receipt paperwork system, helping you to cut costs.

Improves the Value of the Property

Even though a building control system requires some initial capital outlay, the long-term benefits justify its installation on your premises. Property owners look to reduce utility costs in commercial buildings while maximising rental income from tenants. A building control system helps to keep utility costs low (such as energy and supervision) and maximises the income. It is a good investment that adds significant monetary value to your building, should you want to sell it in the future.

For more information, contact a company like Jeffrey Hills and Associates.