Intelligence in buildings appeared almost 20 years ago in the infrastructure of industrialized countries. Heating, hot water, air conditioning and lighting are responsible of around 40% of the total energy consumption in a building*. The concept of building automation is to link all the technologies of a building or group of buildings in order to exchange information between them and centralize the control of information coming from various technologies.
This information gives a global portrait of energy consumption with regard to human behavior. Collecting this data therefore makes it possible to better target potential reductions in consumption and avoid wastage through better energy distribution.
Together with you, DEVICOM offers to do the evaluation of your installations in order to target potential sources of energy loss and direct you to the right resources :
Take for example our buildings at DEVICOM… In 2015 an investment of around $30k was made to integrate building automation into our facilities. In fact, the technical building management that was implemented made it possible to intelligently and optimally manage the lighting, heating and air conditioning, access control and video surveillance. The installation of such a system guaranteed savings of 30% per year.
In this table, the reference year is 2014. The implementation of the management system was carried out in the last quarter of 2015 and its benefits had considerable impact from 2016. A reduction of almost 45% in electricity costs saving about $17k in 2 years.
Still in our DEVICOM facilities, our changes for this smart building management project has had a positive impact on the consumption of fossil energy used to heat the building. Still compared to the 2014 reference year, this represents a 33% reduction in costs, representing savings of nearly $ 12k a year.
The smart building management project has therefore resulted in equivalent savings, for a ROI in just 2 years ($17k + $12k).»