Green Term Defined: Building Automation System

IMG_3496Building automation system is technology that can be used to control the heating and cooling systems in a building. It can also be used to control lights on a room by room basis or a fixture by fixture basis. It can also be used to monitor security systems and even entertainment systems. Buildings that use BAS to control the functionality of the building systems are called “smart buildings.”

The most typical BAS use a computer server in the building that can be remotely accessed. Newer systems are using wi-fi and remote servers to cut costs to the user piggy backing on phone service provider systems. The newer systems include smart door locks, cameras, energy monitoring, water monitoring, smart phone compatibility, room sensors, and even scald protection. Having a “smart building” allows you ultimate control from anywhere in the world. It can also reduce your energy consumption by allowing you to understand your consumption patterns.