Today, April 22, marks 51 years of honoring Earth Day, the modern environmental movement . According to Earthday.org. “Earth Day 2022 is focused on accelerating solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part.”
Every aspect of life must uphold new processes to support a continued environmental balance; not only is this beneficial for monetary costs; sustainability is vital for our future, for the depletion of natural resources would lead to a planet-condition crisis. Therefore a regenerative movement ahead is a necessary direction to obtain any elemental balance.
Smart companies are discovering that it is no longer a choice between going green and growing long-term profits — sustainability is the path to prosperity. So for both humanitarian and business reasons, it is imperative that companies of all sizes take action and embrace the benefits of a green economy.
The best practice for building operations to compel with rapidly changing environmental concerns, is by using technology to create smart buildings. A building becomes smart when its systems, HVAC, lighting, metering, security, etc., are linked together and work in unison. Thanks to the advancement of technology, smart buildings can address ecological concerns and become increasingly crucial for the sustainability of our environment.
Here at Broudy Precision, our vision is to put our marketplace at the forefront of building technology. We believe in innovation and understand the importance of environmental sustainability; therefore, our mission is to help create “smart buildings.” Hence, offering cutting-edge building technology from trusted vendors intended to decrease a building’s carbon footprint by; reducing energy consumption and emissions by increasing efficiency and building energy optimization.
“A study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that with smart manufacturing processes, a 20% reduction in energy intensity (energy intake divided by production volume) could result in up to 25 Billion USD in annual energy savings. Introduction of smart manufacturing capabilities takes a small investment when compared to the total cost of a manufacturing line, and the energy-saving ROI can be significant. “- Tosibox
TIPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
1. Implement a preventative maintenance plan
Buildings SHOULD ALWAYS be prepared and modified to account for changing temperature, humidity, and weather conditions. With that comes the BAS (building automation system) changes, mechanical system changes, and system optimization. From a BAS standpoint, you will want to ensure that your system and interface perform optimally. First and foremost is updating your BAS to the most recent software rev, including all security patches, bug fixes, and new functionality. These small changes may significantly impact your system’s efficiency, energy use, and safety. Download our Preventive Maintenance Checklist Here
2. Upgrade outdated equipment
Unfortunately, commercial buildings often have a large carbon print, mainly due to outdated equipment with high emissions and energy consumption. However, with the advancement of technology, you can reduce your building’s footprint through our vendors, who have addressed these concerns with innovative products designed to create intelligent buildings. Below, you will find a list of some of our innovative offerings proven to reduce energy consumption, improve operational costs, and reduce emissions.
The Belimo Energy Valve™, with the Thermal Energy Meter integrates energy measure and control, Delta T management, and IoT-enabled billing in one device. It offers seamless and direct integration to the BMS or IoT-based monitoring platforms. Energy measurement and control with certified energy measurement and billing are united. It’s bringing together performance features to save you time and costs.
The TC500 Smart Thermostat from Honeywell. With the TC500, businesses can have the style and intuitive control, and the advanced commercial features they need. The result is the ideal blend of comfort control and energy savings.
SpaceLogic SP90 Series Smart Actuators from Schneider Electric. Buildings account for more than 40% of global energy usage, with HVAC accounting for 40%. Here, compared to traditional valves, intelligent energy valves can save up to 30% of the energy / CO2 levels and play a significant role in helping reach climate CO2 targets for both new and existing builds. The Schneider Electric SP90 PIBCV Smart Actuator brings building energy optimization to a new level!
Tridium offers Niagara Framework, which allows diverse monitoring, control, and automation systems, to communicate and collaborate in buildings, data centers, manufacturing systems, smart cities, etc. Thus, this framework creates smarter, safer, and more efficient enterprises and communities by enabling data-driven approaches to improve energy performance, indoor air quality, and comfort.
Protect your assets with Siemens digital relays and automation solutions. With Siemens digital protection relays and smart automation solutions. We will help you take essential steps in transitioning to a digital energy world that is more reliable, sustainable, and economically viable. Siemens Takes advantage of a complete set of solutions to prepare your grid for tomorrow. The future is a sustainable energy system where load follows generation, renewable energy sources, and customers perceive value.
Phoenix Contact offers efficient energy monitoring products that provide the basis for your energy management. Our coordinated measuring devices save a great deal of effort for energy data acquisition. Whether complex energy measurement or simple cost center billing: the wide selection of multifunctional energy measuring devices and MID-certified energy meters covers every application
TOSIBOX aims to Secure the Smart Energy sector by providing a unique, patented technology that ensures data flow within your operational technology networks with 100% security. Easy-to-use TOSIBOX Plug and Go™ automation enable the fastest time on the market.
ACI offers power monitoring solutions such as The PowerScout™, an intuitive, networked power meter that monitors and provides consumption data. It also monitors voltage, current, power, energy, and many other electrical parameters on single and three-phase circuit installations.
OpenBlue from Johnson Controls is a complete suite of connected solutions that deliver impactful sustainability, new healthy occupant experiences, and respectful safety and security that combines our 135 years of building expertise with cutting-edge technology. It also features a suite of tailored, AI-powered service solutions such as remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, compliance monitoring, advanced risk assessments, and more.
Easy IO offers digital DCV solutions to increase operational efficiencies with a robust control system that generates considerable energy savings. Validated by the Department of Energy, Advanced Rooftop Unit controllers (ARC) reduce HVAC energy usage in four ways: 1. Variable Frequency Drive, 2. Demand Control Ventilation, 3. Advanced Economization, 4. Predictive Economization
3. Improve and maintain a healthy Indoor Air Quality.
Good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is essential for any building, especially if the parallel objective is a sustainable building environment. According to the EPA, if too little outdoor air enters indoors, pollutants can accumulate to levels that pose health and comfort problems. Unless buildings are built with unique mechanical means of ventilation, those designed and constructed to minimize the amount of outdoor air that can “leak” in and out may have higher indoor pollutant levels.
“The quality of the indoor environment affects building occupants’ health, comfort, and performance. While building operating costs associated with energy receive considerable attention, salaries and employment costs associated with building occupants are often 100 times the annual energy costs.” – Indoor Environmental Quality and Sustainability.
This article examines what IAQ is, its role in your building, the importance of maintaining air quality (especially now), and how it ties into your HVAC system. As a bonus, we have included a list of 10 quality products that have been vetted and proven to fight harmful contaminants and increase your building’s air quality. READ NOW
4. Be at the competitive Edge
According to our vendor Honeywell- “Sustainability Should Be Your Competitive Edge.”
Today, sustainability has become central to business operations, emerging as an essential element of a successful strategy. CEOs discover that “sustainability” and “profitability” have become synonymous ideas, making sustainably managed companies increasingly attractive to investors and customers. READ MORE about why sustainability should be your competitive edge.
As you see, these tips help create efficient and environmentally sustainable practices. By incorporating the innovative products we provide into your building and utilizing wise resources as a core principle of daily activities, we can create more smart buildings to reduce emissions, prevent pollution and waste, and reduce energy use. Learn more about our products and how you can create a more sustainable building by contacting us today at email@example.com.
” For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet. ” BE A PART OF THE CHANGE