In an age where we have become accustomed to speedy delivery, whether it’s instant messaging, Internet connection, TV on demand or even next-day postal deliveries, effective management of property cannot afford to fall behind. Any delay in solving a problem with a property you manage is likely to lead to tenant dissatisfaction. A property that is poorly managed in the long term also runs a high risk of being inefficient when it comes to saving energy and therefore more money being wasted.
With new buildings springing up all around us, and with the latest innovations in building services, controls and plant being retrofitted in our existing structures, managing all of this effectively presents a challenge in the 21st century. In times past, if a maintenance issue was reported by one of your tenants then you would most probably need to send somebody out to identify the problem and resolve it. This might be straightforward if you’re only responsible for managing one or two properties, but if you are managing 20 then it becomes much more complicated, especially if you have a limited number of staff you are able to call upon. Visiting a property in your portfolio to sort out a minor issue could be at the expense of a much greater issue in another property. However, if the first issue can be identified and fixed remotely then more time and effort can be dedicated to dealing with the second.
A multisite energy management system enables a building’s services to be managed remotely through sensors that can show the building manager live data relating to energy consumption. This means that areas of the property network that require attention can be spotted quickly and acted upon, without anybody necessarily having to visit the building itself.
Energy Building Information Software (EBIS), such as SIPinsight EBIS from Synapsys Solutions, is a cloud based solution allowing users to access the portal as and when they require from wherever they want. The system can be quickly and easily scaled up or down as required and it is this flexibility which allows users to monitor one part of a building, a whole building, an entire campus or multiple sites across a country for example. The cost of the software is based upon the number of points users want to pull into the system. An added benefit of the cloud based system means these points could be from different buildings or sites which could be in different locations in the country, users are not tied to one building or specific location to monitor and access the data.
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