Facility management can quickly become a logistical nightmare for companies with multiple large retail or office locations. This especially holds true when data isn’t being gathered consistently from location to location.
If you are the manager of a large building complex or campus, you’ll know how hard it is to balance complex tenant and occupant needs with effective cost controls and increasingly stringent environmental targets.
If you own or manage a large office or retail space, you already know that energy waste in commercial buildings is a huge challenge for the sector. We take a hard look at how to improve energy efficiency in buildings, including the significant advantages offered by modern building management systems.
Add Efficiency With a Commercial Building BMS
The Energy Information Administration estimates…
Upgrading the building management system (BMS) in your facility can deliver real performance for far less than the cost of completely replacing your existing equipment. MACC is an industry leader in upgrading existing legacy systems using robust, innovative, open-source technologies.
There are a few significant factors that facility managers need to consider when determining the building management system price:
- Size (total square footage)
- Type of building(s)
- Integratable systems like lighting, HVAC systems, fire, security, and access control
One important consideration is understanding that an open, non-proprietary building management system (BMS) platform…
A major financial institution wanted to upgrade its existing Trane legacy control system.
MACC offered them an option to upgrade their Trane system to current technology levels.
The solution would also provide a clear path toward an open systems framework moving to the future.
MACC used the Tridium JACE product line to upgrade the existing Trane BMS at significant savings well below Trane’s…
Facility managers across all industries face challenges in reducing energy costs while maintaining their buildings.
This is mainly because facility managers are also responsible for the health and safety of the building's occupants.
Hospitals are complicated to maintain because they require high indoor air environmental quality (IAQ) standards, especially in operating rooms. Implementing…
Building Automation Systems are prone to aging and will eventually need to be replaced, fixed, or upgraded over time. Like an HVAC or plumbing system, building control equipment has a finite lifespan that varies based on quality, use, and care.
There are three simple tips for avoiding BMS problems:
- Perform Regular Maintenance
- Get a Legacy Upgrade
- Avoid Proprietary BAS Systems
Building Management Systems (BMS) are typically classified as either proprietary (closed) or non-proprietary (open).
Proprietary systems integrate exclusively with equipment and software produced by the company that manufactured the system.
In contrast, non-proprietary building control systems can integrate with various equipment manufacturers and software platforms. They also offer a wide range…
It’s entirely possible for JCI BAS system owners or property managers to upgrade their legacy system to a more updated and non-proprietary one like Tridium or J2 Innovations.
This migration can produce a far superior system that’s up to date with current technology and is capable of moving forward as technology improves in the future. Read on to learn more about the value and benefits you’ll get…