According to the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), artificial lights are responsible for almost 17% of the energy consumed in a commercial building and can be even higher depending on usage. However, saving on the energy consumed by your lighting system is also easily achievable.
Increasing your net operating revenue is sometimes easier said then done. However, building automation systems are an under-leveraged CRE technology offering huge potential to not only improve the occupant experience, but also increase your buildings' operational efficiency and bolster the balance sheet.
But how exactly can a BAS increase that revenue? Keep reading to find out!
When it comes to making your building more sustainable, you have a wealth of options and resources. Many building owners and managers start by replacing lightbulbs with energy-efficient options like LEDs or CFLs. You could retrofit your HVAC system with smarter sensing and controls, for even greater energy savings impact and overall ROI. And, you could go longer-term and structural – adding solar panels, replacing windows, or even redesigning your building from the ground up. Every step matters – but as a building owner, you want to be able to quantify those changes. That's why we've made a list of certification programs which help score and benchmark your building for sustainability, making it easier to qualify for energy rebates, keep track of your improvements and advertise your building to prospective tenants.
The USGBC Greenbuild 2017 International Summit opening session kicked off this week with a presentation by Scot Horst, CEO of Arc Skoru, announcing 75F's integration of the Arc performance score into the 75F Facilisight software Web interface included in all 75F solutions. The Arc platform delivers a holistic performance score for buildings in pursuit of more sustainable, efficient and livable buildings. 75F is the first building automation solution to integrate Arc and enable automatic score updates.