With a wide array of assets to consider and the complex needs of building users, running commercial properties can pose challenges for property management teams and landlords, particularly when it comes to improving energy efficiency.
However, goldeni provides building owners and property maintenance teams greater visibility of the building and system operations. Through the delivery of data and insights, goldeni can identify the internal conditions of commercial properties and the operational status of assets such as heating, ventilation and lighting systems. This makes it possible for teams to reduce the carbon emissions associated with a property and advance the net-zero journey.
Monitoring BMS control strategies
Building Management Systems (BMS) are key to running commercial properties and can control everything from the lighting to the level of ventilation. However, closely monitoring the BMS control strategies in place using goldeni sensors and sub-metering devices makes it possible to highlight activities that could be altered to reduce energy waste.
For example, goldeni can identify systems within the building that are performing poorly and may, as a result, be using more energy and delivering more carbon dioxide into the internal atmosphere. Having instant access to these insights makes it possible to deploy maintenance teams quickly so that essential assets are operating at their optimum, thereby reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Identifying and addressing inefficiencies
The granular level of data provided by the goldeni system can help property management teams pinpoint areas of inefficiency within the BMS control strategy. For example, the data supplied by sub-metering may show if the lighting is left on in storage areas when no one is using them or if air conditioning units continue to run overnight when the building is closed.
When supplied with this information, facilities management teams can better align the control strategies of crucial energy-consuming assets with factors such as occupancy and operational hours. This is an essential step in reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions as the property transitions to net zero.
Managing ventilation and insulation
As well as measuring the energy usage of individual assets within a property, goldeni’s cutting edge IoT sensors can provide real-time data on the internal conditions. Post-pandemic, internal air quality (IAQ) is more important than ever before. Goldeni can continually monitor the temperature, humidity levels and CO2 concentration to ensure they remain optimum.
Insufficient ventilation can cause hazardous levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, which may pose risks to the health and wellbeing of building users. If these levels do not remain within a healthy range, it may indicate that there are issues with the ventilation or insulation of the building. In addition, poor ventilation can create conditions that heighten disease transmission risk.
Insufficient insulation can result in heating systems working overtime to mitigate the problem, which, in turn, causes increased energy consumption and carbon emissions. On the other hand, buildings that are poorly insulated may be unable to maintain an acceptable temperature and create an uncomfortable working environment that can cause significant energy inefficiencies. However, goldeni’s insights make it possible to identify and address insulation issues at their root, resulting in more energy-efficient and sustainable buildings.
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