There are a ton of facility management apps out there to choose from, but the differences in their capabilities can be vast. Many that claim to offer “remote” access, for example, actually mean that you can access the system using proprietary facilities management mobile apps—but must still be on the local network for your BAS, which generally means being on-site. A truly remote option, like ODIN, would function from anywhere. Here are seven questions to ask as you compare your options.
Smart homes—and the automated technology they helped make popular—entered the scene in the tail-end of the 1990s and found their foothold in the early 2000s. The prospect of a home autonomously managing lighting, heating, and other actions seemed right out of a movie, and it was only a matter of time before those smart technology solutions found a home in other environments.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about indoor air quality (IAQ), so many that even the most experienced of building operators and HVAC technicians may find themselves scratching their heads. This is why, when it comes down to it, the only way to know what indoor air quality control is supposed to look like is to consult with the source.
Building management is changing, and remote access technologies are responsible for some of the most dynamic and meaningful changes affecting the industry.
Topics: Remote Building Controls
An office’s HVAC systems are predominantly responsible for the level of air quality filtered into the building. If you want to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) for your facility, start by implementing the following HVAC tips.
The future of building management is all about visibility and automation. Gone are the days of meticulously monitoring and adjusting commercial HVAC systems with cumbersome, on-site tools. Instead, building managers and engineers are tapping into a wealth of HVAC products that can automatically track trends, maintain comfortable environments, and delegate tasks to the relevant parties.
Reopening an office space after COVID-19 is a tricky balancing act between the prioritization of safety, comfort, and productivity. Office managers want to provide their employees with a safe environment where they can comfortably get their work done, but with so much uncertainty still hanging around, doing so is easier said than done.
Like any installation, your building’s HVAC systems need regular maintenance to function correctly and at peak efficiency. However, as facilities nationwide begin to reopen after closing down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, having a thorough HVAC maintenance checklist may be more important than ever.
2020 has been an interesting year for everyone. Whether it’s employees working from home, managers adjusting to an exclusively remote workforce, or building owners suddenly faced with near-empty facilities, 2020 has required everyone to learn to adapt to a new normal.
Far too often, building management can feel like you’re being asked to juggle dozens of objects, all at once, all day long. Maybe the seventh floor’s heating isn’t working and requires you to bring in a technician to find out what’s wrong. Or maybe the lobby is consistently cold, and you can’t figure out why.