Air quality should be a priority for commercial buildings, experts believe
Providing healthy and comfortable indoor air for building occupants during the summer months is critical to ensuring the productivity and health of those occupants, built environment researchers believe.
In fact, a study conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has shown that improved indoor air quality in buildings can help boost cognitive performance by 101 per cent, which translates into a significant ROI in additional productivity per employee.
Comprehensive building management systems with support for wireless networks and built-in energy and environmental monitoring options are empowering facilities managers to take advantage of new opportunities for better and more efficient buildings. In fact, there are now solutions that allow for smarter management and 24/7 monitoring of buildings, along with detailed reporting of building performance and efficiencies.
These real-time insights into air quality and comfort allow for more proactive management of buildings to help reduce energy costs.
HeatingSave building management system (BMS) – helping you monitor and improve air quality
The HeatingSave Building Energy Monitor is a wireless management system that collects information from sensors placed in a building. It is unobtrusive and causes minimal disruption during installation. The system collects internal and external temperature data, along with information on how the heating system works and details of energy use. It also monitors the way a building is used in terms of its occupancy and the occupants’ activities and lifestyles.
Using a password protected standard WiFi connection, sensors can quickly be set up to review and quantitatively analyse the data with user-friendly software graphics, via a laptop, PC, mobile phone or tablet-based device.
A cable connection to the building router also enables data to be uploaded to HeatingSave’s cloud storage servers, where it can be analysed by sophisticated software. This provides a clear understanding of the real impact of energy efficiency measures, for example through pre-installation analysis and post-installation monitoring.
Building owners can access their energy usage details online to help them manage energy use more efficiently. This information is presented using a dashboard system that provides consolidated and drill down views of the energy use data.
Moreover, the HeatingSave Building Management System (BMS) also controls destratification fans (where such units are installed) – meaning that it can take active steps towards ensuring that the desired air quality levels are reached and maintained.
If you’d like to find out more about the HeatingSave Building Energy Monitor and just how easily it can be deployed within any home, just contact us, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions and queries.