Can a Building Automation System Save Your Business Money?

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Building automation systems are incorporated in a professional way to run your business hyper efficiently, by not only making you more money but by making your staff happier!

So, what is a building automation system and how does it work exactly?

A (Bas) building automation system, is a computer-based system that helps automate and regulate many functions inside a building such as…

  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Security Systems
  • Elevators
  • Maintenance
  • And More!

Automating these important systems not only keeps costs low, but also improves the safety and climate conditions of your entire building around the clock!

In this short blog, I’ll be going into further detail on how exactly building automation systems (BAS) can save your empire a whole lot of money!

Can a Building Automation System Reduce Energy Management Costs?

The average commercial building uses 35-40% of their energy costs for HVAC use. What if you could cut this cost in half? Most business owners would agree it would be worth the price of installing a building automation system for their business.

With a BAS you can control optimal temperature settings around the clock to keep costs low.

The average energy consumption in a building breaks down like this

HVAC - 35-40%
Lighting - 11%
Major appliances - 18%
Miscellaneous - 31%-36%

Most businesses experience excessive energy waste that can easily be fixed using a building automation system.

Can Building Automation Systems Improve Staff Work Performance?

The optimal work temperature for employees is around 20-26°C or (68-78°F)

By using a building automation system (BAS) you can adjust for the optimal work temperature for humidity and seasonal changes to keep employees happy and more productive.

Temperature is not only important during the working days, but at night too when little to no employees are present. Your BAS system can self adjust to keep energy costs low during the night by using night setback, and optimal start programming. 

Not only can a building automation system adjust for optimal temperature but it can also help improve indoor air quality aswell.

A BAS system can automate your indoor air quality and even alert for potential dangers like carbon monoxide and air pathogens.

If a potential danger is detected a building automation system can activate your air ventilation system to pump in fresh air.

How Building Automation Systems Reduce Operating Costs

Operational Shutdowns and poor maintenance planning can cost businesses a fortune in unplanned expenses.

Your building automation system, using predictive maintenance machine learning, can tell you exactly what needs to be repaired and when, before the repairs need to be done. Allowing you to make the needed repairs on your own schedule, and not be impacted by unscheduled down time.


Installing a building automation system into your place of work is an important step to not only save money, but improve workers happiness, productivity, and security.

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