12/9/2015 2:42 PM
The Building Internet of Things (BIoT) is getting a lot of buzz. Amazing futuristic descriptions of buildings that run themselves are all over the web and social media.
But reality is different. There are several different communications protocols being pushed by groups of manufacturers. Proprietary interests keep them from working together on one standard. It will most likely be years before one of them rises to the top.
New BIoT systems will require buying and wiring BIoT compatible sensors, disrupting work while new systems are installed, and investing in big data systems. They will be installed in high-dollar new construction first, because they will be too expensive and disruptive for existing buildings.
Bottom line: It will be at least a decade before the average facility is able to take full advantage of BIoT.
So what can you do to cut your energy expenses and make your job easier today?
You can integrate room schedules with your HVAC controls to eliminate heating and cooling empty rooms, reducing electricity use 20-40% over daily building schedules. This simple software solution will save your facility energy, time, and money while BIoT systems are going through the wringer of product development.
HVAC schedule integration is being used in universities, K-12 schools, churches, and government buildings with impressive results:
So what are you waiting for?
Use Events2HVAC to integrate your room schedules with your HVAC systems in 2016, and when BIoT goes mainstream in 2026, you can use your energy and labor savings to pay for it!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 320-4277 ext. 1 to discuss your facility’s needs.
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