03/28/2014

The Cost of Intelligent Buildings

Simple payback doesn’t capture full benefits

 

The cost of intelligent buildings may be hard to jusitify if you only use a simple payback calculation. Try lifecycle costing instead.

How do you justify improvements to your building automation system?

If you only use a simple payback calculation, you won’t capture the full benefits, says the Continental Automated Buildings Association. In its report, Life Cycle Costing of Intelligent Buildings, the organization argues that lifecycle costing (LCC) is a superior method.

This is because the impacts of an intelligent building are far greater than energy efficiency alone. Facilities that integrate their systems on a single IP network platform will:

  • Improve interdependency between building systems and users
  • Provide a healthier and more comfortable environment
  • Increase economic performance
  • Reduce energy and resource usage
  • Benefit from renewable energy technologies
  • Augment indoor air quality and occupant satisfaction.

Compared to standalone utilities and communication systems, these advantages improve an intelligent building’s performance, lower maintenance costs, and reduce environmental impacts, the report states.

Not only are payback calculations unable to capture these benefits, but they do not account for costs such as installation, training, maintenance, operation, service agreement, and disposal. LCC, however, takes into consideration reoccurring costs, incentives, and lifecycle assessments.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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