Building managers face growing pressure to reduce energy consumption and increase operational efficiency in order to boost the bottom line. Making this difficult, many buildings have disparate systems that must be controlled independently due to a lack of integrated building automation. For instance, it is not uncommon for companies to have various types of heating, ventilation, and air conditioni...ng (HVAC) systems and security systems across their locations or even in the same building.
These issues can be addressed by deploying a building automation system (BAS); however, the high cost of such solutions has traditionally been difficult to justify for small to medium-sized buildings. This is now changing as leading edge technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT) are being used to drive down BAS cost and change the market dynamics for building management. This solution blueprint describes a cost-effective BAS solution from HCL Technologies that delivers energy savings and productivity gains in all types of commercial buildings, including retail stores, factories, and corporate office spaces. The solution gives building mangers full flexibility and keeps structure alterations to a minimum.