The smart building is very important to reduce on a huge amount of building energy is consumed by the management system of buildings. Optimizing operations is good for business but more important is the actual impact optimization can have. On an average, 20-25% of the energy consumed in commercial buildings is wasted (source US, Environment Protection Agency). Four out of five workers find it difficult to concentrate and three out of five take up to 25% longer to complete a task due to lack of occupancy comforts (World Green Building Council). Optimizing performance for controlling the environments in multi-sites can translate into a larger and more profitable bottom line and hence opportunities. One of the solution is Cloud based Building Management Systems.
Cloud based Building Management System
The Cloud is a general term for the technology that allows organizations to outsource data storage, communication, and/ or processing. The idea is simple: instead of purchasing and maintaining enormous IT centres, companies can use the cloud to strategically outsource portions of their operations. Any number of remote locations can be linked via the cloud, and more can be easily added as growth occurs. Instead of purchasing and maintaining vast IT centers, organizations can use the Cloud to strategically outsource part of their operations.
Cloud will provide more agile IT strategy and often provides maximum returns. With Cloud technology, products, services and solutions are delivered and consumed in real time over a network, IDC says. Cloud implementations come in different varieties: a public or multi-tenant, a private or singletenant, or a mixed public-private hybrid configuration..
The cloud is an ideal platform for multi-site facilities management. Why?
Listing few advantages of the platform:
- Quick deployment and easy integration
- Able to collect and process data from anywhere at anytime
- Convenience and Continues availability
- Scalability and performance
- No or minimum IT maintenance cost
- Cloud is environment friendly
- Device Diversity and Location Independence With advantages comes few disadvantages too:
- Cloud provider has full access to customers’ data, unless cryptography is used
- There is no control over which customers use the software; the software is used by a large amount of users (only for SaaS)
- Integration with other software on any other systems is either difficult or unsupported
- Contract lock-in period bindings
- Reliability Now that the decision has been made to go on a Cloudbased building management system (BMS) to manage multiple facilities across your enterprise, what next? We are well aware of the benefits it offers and the future capabilities. Summerly here are few benefit pointers post implementation of Cloud-based BMS in a nutshell: