Data analytics provide critical insights to aid in the monitoring, control, and maintenance of one's HVAC systems. In the absence of this information, facility managers must conduct inefficient and time-taking manual audits.

Fremont, CA: Commercial buildings consume more than 35 percent of total energy consumption. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems account for more than 30 percent of total energy consumption in the majority of those structures.

Building owners and facility managers face the challenge of generating financial returns on their investments while also providing an energy-efficient building.

As HVAC systems have become more complex, non-linear, and dynamic, facility managers are increasingly relying on building management systems to collect data on building performance as well as energy consumption by individual equipment such as HVAC systems.

Actionable Insights 

Data analytics provide critical insights to aid in the monitoring, control, and maintenance of one's HVAC systems. In the absence of this information, facility managers must conduct inefficient and time-taking manual audits.

With the advent of IoT, more sensors for various equipment are being used in buildings. The data analytics derived from this ocean of data can aid in determining the best course of action to maximize HVAC efficiency.

One can also analyze the data in a variety of ways to gain a better understanding of the opportunities it presents. One can, for instance, examine the normalized data for your building type, square footage, schedule, and climate.

Energy Efficiency

Operating an HVAC system at peak efficiency is a difficult task. The number of set levels, points, and feedbacks of chillers, boilers, pumps, fans, air delivery components, and other components can lead to expensive inefficiencies. Add to that the fact that weather variables affect heat transfers in a building and increase HVAC loads.

Data analytics will provide one with accurate visibility into one's HVAC system, allowing one to take corrective action and decrease your HVAC systems' energy requirements and peak load distribution.