Leveraging data to make mechanical systems smarter

Article | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Building sites with BAS can leverage their controls capabilities to uncover underlying issues by automatically analyzing overlooked data and presenting potential diagnoses, explains Jason Gladney, Solutions Executive at Envise. Unfortunately, these implementations are often engineered out of projects due to a poor value proposition along with a tight budget, says Gladney. “Commissioning doesn’t catch everything, buildings are always evolving, the weather changes from season to season and no building O&M engineer has the time to continually evaluate his systems or dig in to find the patterns and connections in the data that a computer can do on a continual 24/7 basis.” It is Gladney’s belief that engineers can be more proactive and efficient if they employ the use smart building technologies to help predict failures before they become problems.

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