Any modern building automation system (BAS) can easily be expanded to integrate with electrical and mechanical systems. Today, the cost / benefit is more strongly in favor of this integration. Consolidating mechanical and electrical monitoring systems into a single BAS platform can unlock opportunities for high performance strategies including:
- expansion of operational efficiencies
- coordination of historical data
- optimization of maintenance staff
- leveraging of fault diagnostics
ESD?s Michael Mar and Robert Knight tackle the specifics of this integration and its benefits in Consulting-Specifying Engineer?s Pure Power, Fall 2013 edition. Read the article, ?Integrating BAS, electrical systems.?