The biggest challenge currently facing building operators in reducing energy usage is the lack of manageability for efficiency and critical information about the equipment and systems that run them. Traditional building systems are characterized by highly proprietary offerings with limited ability to connect and interoperate with each other and manage them collectively as a fully integrated system. As a result, buildings suffer from the inability to communicate and intelligently manage the data that they possess and use this information to drive energy efficiencies and reduce energy costs.
The vast majority of energy management activities are based on the financial impact they will have on the company. Today’s rapidly evolving energy markets are forcing organizations to consider new ways to centrally manage the energy portfolio of the company. These two real-world conditions are causing building owners and energy managers to look for solutions to integrate and coexist with the rest of the enterprise building information network. Energy managers are looking to fill the gap between the business layer and the operational layer of the enterprise.
By managing energy and facilities as investments, companies gain control of energy use and achieve high rates of return in the form of energy savings and better performance with their buildings. Benefits from this investment approach can include double digit energy reductions, as well as improved building performance, lower operating costs, increased worker productivity, and environmental responsibility.
- Preserve existing system investments and integrate them with new open, standards-based technologies
- Provide access and control of all your facility operating systems
- Combine information from different systems to support better overall facility operational performance and energy management
- Enable you to specify systems and applications from multiple vendors, thereby reducing the potential for vendor lock-in
- Operate in a cyber-secured environment