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5 Technologies to Improve Building Operations Efficiency

Posted by QSI Facilities on September 13 , 2017

Gaining competitive advantage in today’s world is no longer only about selling quality products and services, customers are looking at business’s actions and how they impact the environment. Sustainability is now key to building competitive advantage, and these five technologies are increasing building operations efficiency.

1. Partnerships with Maintenance Service Providers Improve Building Operations Efficiency

The modern world of building operations efficiency is built, and little resides within the cloud and outsourced services. While it may not seem like an actual technology, working with a vendor to access countless technical resources, such as technicians and experts in common and advanced maintenance tasks, may involve the use of a referring system, program or platform. As a result, partnering with a maintenance service provider can help improve building operations efficiency.

2. New Facilities Management Software Reduces the Headache of Manual Data Entry

Using platforms and managed services also involves the use of new facilities management software, which reduces the stressors associated with tracking maintenance and facilities management activities through Excel or other sub-par systems. Also, newer systems can automatically track facilities management needs, which improves building operations efficiency along the way.

3. Wireless Sensors and Devices Make Retro-Commissioning Buildings Easier

The use of internet-enabled devices and connected sensors represent another major technology driving building operations efficiency forward. However, wireless sensors and devices are eliminating the cost associated with traditionally connecting all systems to one governance system. As a result, existing, older buildings can be retrofitted with the wireless technology to make management and building operations efficiency better.

4. Low-Heat Generating Devices Increase Efficiency

For the last decade, the use of energy-star products has sought to drive building operations efficiency sky-high. Consequently, most appliances and building operations systems require minimal energy to operate and generate less heat. This reduces the burden on HVAC systems to cool the environment, which translates into efficiency gains and cost savings. Furthermore, newer systems, ranging from plumbing to electrical units, actively conserve energy by reducing heat loss. For example, tankless water heaters increase efficiency to-fold, reducing energy use and eliminating heat loss during storage.

5. Cloud-Based Analytics Push the Boundaries of Building Operations Efficiency

Take a moment to think back to the use of cloud-based systems and connected platforms. Within these systems, analytics algorithms leverage the power of big data to benefit small, medium and large-scale businesses. Analytics derive insights and value from the most obscure details. While initial recommendations from analytics systems, may seem nominal, small improvements add up to large savings and gains in efficiency over time.

Taking Advantage of These Technologies Is Key to Building Operations Efficiency

Figuring out how to improve your company’s profit margins and increase building operations efficiency can be challenging, but, modern technologies are making the process easier. Instead of trying to track your building operations efficiency the old-fashioned way, by hand, consider using these technologies. They will simplify processes and reduce the overall burden of managing building operations efficiency.

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