Focus: Facility Design

Critical building automation system considerations

November 6, 2017

The building automation system (BAS) is the primary backbone for energy savings in a hospital, according to an article on the Healthcare DIVE website.

The benefits from a well programed BAS ultimately ensures the HVAC systems operational performance which can reduce energy costs and keep patients, visitors and staff comfortable. 

Some healthcare executives are directing engineers to make multi-million dollar decisions on which manufacturer’s BAS to use in their hospitals without fully understanding that these decisions will have long-term impacts and ramifications on almost every aspect of facility operations and maintenance, the article said.

Critical considerations when selecting a building automation system include:

• A needs assessment

• Regulatory compliance

• Ease of use

• Energy savings

Read the article.



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