Intelligent energy management can cut costs in senior living facilities that are looking to trim or maintain budgets, according to an article on the McKnight's Senior Living website.
"Smart communities" use real-time data to identify underperforming areas for tangible outcomes and sustainable savings. Conservative savings for a smart community range from 15 percent to 20 percent of their utility and energy consumption costs, the article said.
Using smart building technologies allows senior living operators to do more with less, which frees up capital for use in top-quality care and other areas.
Plus,residents stay more comfortable through properly maintained HVAC, and lighting controls.