Existing building automation systems may offer facility managers low cost ways to reduce energy costs and improve performance in other ways. Few facilities are taking advantage of all the capabilities of their BAS. In some cases, even fairly basic functions like temperature setbacks and equipment scheduling haven't been set up. But even when that low-hanging fruit has been picked, facilities managers should investigate whether the BAS can do more than it is currently doing. Often unused functions range from energy (and water) metering to adaptive sequencing to making most effective use of alarms. Click here to read more about ways you may be able to use your BAS to improve performance.
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