Network Products Inc. (NPI) Explains the Advantages offered by an Intelligent Buildings
For those business and property owners who wish to reduce their operating costs, an intelligent building is increasingly the best solution. An intelligent building is one that reduces energy consumption while simultaneously improving efficiency. Without sacrificing comfort, an intelligent building makes it possible to enjoy convenience and increased safety without paying more. The technology that drives an intelligent building is advancing continuously, and NPI stays at the forefront of these changes in order to bring them to our customers. We assist building owners by providing customized intelligent building designs, literally from the ground up with new structures. We also adapt and upgrade traditional buildings to make it possible for them to leverage this advanced smart technology. To learn if an intelligent building design or upgrade is right for your company, give us a call to speak with an NPI specialist.
Understanding the Nature of an Intelligent Building
An intelligent building runs on a network that connects as many operations as a company needs. Typical intelligent building systems include the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) as well as lighting, security, and humidity controls. Sensors are placed in key locations throughout the building to monitor ambient temperature, lighting, and other vital information. Not only does an intelligent building monitor the various systems in real time, it can automate them and modify settings to meet pre-determined values. In this way, an intelligent building truly lives up to its name. NPI specialists work with companies to determine optimum settings and functionality. Scalability also enables building owners to install only the software, hardware, and other network systems that they need for now and the immediate future. It is a seamless transition to growing that network and systems as a company grows or downsizes and their needs change.
The Benefits Offered by an Intelligent Building
When building operators and owners can remotely or on-scene monitor, control, modify, and automate the HVAC and other systems, they can reap the following benefits:
· Consume less energy. Not only can it automatically monitor temperature and other climate controls, it can take into account the number of users and their locations in real time and weigh ambient internal conditions against outdoor conditions. By taking all of these factors into account an intelligent building can automatically make changes to reflect predetermined values. For example, if it is light outdoors, it can reduce the light settings in areas that are lit by the sun streaming through windows. Conversely, on hot days it can automatically close window shades and thereby reduce the need for costly air conditioning.
· Greater efficiency. An intelligent building allows for maximum energy and overall s systems efficiency. By monitoring usage patterns in real time, an intelligent building can make changes on the fly. For example, if there are unseasonably warm temperatures, the automated system can increase air flow and the air conditioning during times of heavy use, but shut down when employees leave for the day, without anyone having to manually do it.
To learn more about the many benefits of an intelligent building, call NPI Connect today.