Managing a building involves wearing multiple hats. You’re not only responsible for the occupants’ general comfort, but also the continued maintenance and optimization of the building’s internal systems. With so many (often) disparate systems in need of management, juggling them all successfully can become a challenge. This is where HVAC automation software can help.
A significant percentage of a building’s success hinges on its internal HVAC management software. It’s this software that regulates interior environments and ensures every section of the building is properly taken care of. Without it, occupants would be left discontent, energy costs could skyrocket, and your building management responsibilities would grow too large to handle.
If you’re looking for a solution to help you avoid the stress sometimes associated with HVAC control, then you’ll want to start exploring the HVAC automation opportunities building automation systems (BAS) like ODIN can provide.
All-Inclusive HVAC Control
For years, building management was divided up into a series of (often complicated) sections with each section involving a unique order of operation. Like Building Automation Monthly says, this was, and in some cases still is, a “world of segmented contracting models where each manufacturer is contractually isolated from one another and you’re lucky if you can get lighting and BAS to talk to one another.”
Thankfully, this kind of segmentation is gradually slipping into the past. As new and evolving technologies are continually introduced into the world of building management and automation, the way we interact with and maintain our environments is becoming dramatically more straightforward.
For example, when you equip yourself with a BACnet-certified software like ODIN, you’ll be able to connect and interact with any of the HVAC management and automation systems your building is linked to. “Always-on” applications like this will not only provide you with a user-interface that translates complex data into an easy-to-read format but will also outline areas that need attention before problems arise.
All too often, buildings will be integrated with a variety of HVAC and other ancillary systems that, while each essential in their own right, are difficult to get to work together. With an HVAC automation system, however, you can get all these parts to “work together naturally, so you don't have to build your own bridges between them.”
An Independent HVAC Automation System
HVAC automation software, when properly implemented, can do much more than simply monitor a building’s internal environments. While regulating your building’s multiple environments is essential, if your BAS still needs direct intervention, then your building management will remain clunky and time-consuming.
Just like HVAC School says, “for large buildings with complicated airflow systems, manually adjusting the necessary array of valves, dampers, and other apparatus could quickly become a full-time job.”
That’s why BACnet certified products are becoming the go-to solution for overworked building managers and engineers. With the ability to seamlessly integrate with your building’s HVAC automation systems, software like ODIN “can monitor itself and self-diagnose issues before they come to the point where a human technician would notice them.”
This is the future of building management. Independent monitoring, easy HVAC software integrations, and seamless data interpretation are the keys to a better, brighter, and simpler future for building managers across the world.