Building analytics can be a powerful tool to assist in operating buildings safely and efficiently during the COVID-19 pandemic and post COVID-19, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.
Building analytics leverages existing building automation system (BAS) data. If you have a building with a BAS that controls the HVAC systems, then your building is a great candidate. Nowadays, even lighting controls and access control systems are integrated with the BAS. A smart analytics solution will be able to acquire this data from buildings and quickly process millions of data samples to provide actionable insights.
BAS alerts are simply not good enough – a smart analytics platform needs to tell you exactly what the issue is, diagnose the issue, and provide clear recommendations to resolve the issue.
Here are four things you could consider during the pandemic and post COVID-19 to ensure that your buildings are being operated safely and efficiently:
- Consider investing in sensors
- Fine-tune your existing building analytics platform
- Introduce compliance reporting
- Communicate results