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    Building Automation & Control Systems

Building Automation Drives Greater Efficiency and Occupant Comfort

A building automation system (BAS) allows an operator to access, control, and monitor all connected building systems from a single interface. With BAS technology, you can gain centralized control over your building’s systems via networked electronic devices. In the past, fine-tuning HVAC, lighting, power, and access control systems required extensive manual effort. With new building automation solutions, you not only integrate these historically siloed systems, you also gain visibility and control over them from a single view. That streamlines decision-making and saves you time.

Another key benefit of building automation is that it resolves the long-standing competition between more comfort versus more efficiency. With reams of new data, you can make informed decisions about how to best reduce or eliminate energy waste. For example, if rooms are unoccupied, you can turn the lights off or reduce HVAC output until the occupants return. And when they do return, occupants gain greater control over their living spaces via app-based room controls. The result is lower costs and greater comfort.

Anatomy of a Building Automation System

While building automation systems are configured to meet the specific needs of a building and its occupants, each shares the following elements:

  • 1. Software
  • 2. Field controllers
  • 3. A communication bus
  • 4. Network controllers
  • 5. Downstream end-devices for occupant control (thermostats, room controllers)

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Building Facts

  • Blue smart city icon 42% of the world's energy is used in buildings.
  • Default Alternative Text 50% of energy used in buildings is wasted because of inefficient building management systems.
  • Blue tools icon In developed economies, at least half of the buildings expected to be in use in 2050 have already been built.
  • Default Alternative Text Only 25% of building costs are associated with capital expenses, while 75% of costs are used to operate a building over its life cycle.
  • Blue EcoXpert icon Only 20% of facility managers use 80% of the available capabilities in their building management systems.
  • Default Alternative Text 30% of energy used in buildings is waste.
  • Case Studies The Edge

    Schneider Electric provides building automation to help make The Edge the world’s most sustainable office building.

  • T-Mobile Arena – The Show Must Go On Creating an awe-inspiring event complex with EcoStruxure
  • EcoStruxure™ Power - How IoT-Enablement is Taking Power Distribution to New Limits See how digitizing power distribution is taking building safety, reliability, and efficiency to new limits.