Today’s industrial buildings generate vast amounts of data. Technology has evolved to enable you to harness this data through building analytics and use it to gain a deeper understanding of how your buildings function, leading to increased operational efficiencies, improved sustainability outcomes and site profitability. Combining your BMS with advanced building analytics will help you make faster, more informed decisions, leaving more time for other priorities, and to create value for your site.
A BMS monitors day to day operations
Historically, site managers have relied on building management systems (BMS) to manage the day-to-day operations of their facilities. If an issue occurs, and it is not flagged as a critical alarm by the BMS, they are unlikely to find out about it until they receive an abnormally high energy bill for example, or equipment fails resulting in unplanned downtime.
A BMS can control building operations such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment to ensure it works to preset parameters or conditions. It is not designed to piece together the bigger picture of a large building’s data set that you need to improve overall site performance.
Building analytics optimises performance
Building analytics enhances BMS data sets by providing much more proactive and meaningful information that can be used to optimise equipment performance and lifespan, remove inefficiencies and reduce energy consumption and cost.
Combining your BMS with advanced building analytics will help you make faster, more informed decisions, leaving more time for other priorities, and to create value for your site.
CIM’s PEAK Platform collects and analyses BMS data as well as granular equipment sensor data, HVAC and electricity usage feeds. It combines this information with weather data and other data sources to provide a new level of insight.