Control & Automation
Schneider updates its portfolio of Building Analytics services
December 10, 2014 - Schneider Electric unveiled new features for its Building Analytics services portfolio, which includes the addition of a scaled-back version, Building Analytics Lite.
By Anthony Capkun
“Since the debut of the Building Analytics offer in 2013, Schneider Electric has been able to identify and correct operational inefficiencies for customers, assisting organizations in saving up to 30% of their annual energy spend,” said Alan Taaffe, director, Buildings Business, Schneider Electric Canada.
Both solutions help building owners and facility managers optimize operations, says Schneider, by making fact-based improvements that are proven to lower energy costs, extend equipment life, improve occupant comfort and make a positive impact on the bottom line. Building Analytics and BA-Lite are part of Schneider’s suite of life cycle services that combine guidance and services with data analytics and cloud-based storage.
New features include an alarm module, which enables building engineers to analyze the repetition and duration of alarms to look for persistent issues and proactively identify potential failures. The tool also provides insight into the Top 10 most frequent alarms, the Top 10 longest-standing alarms, trends in alarm triggering rates and statistics on each. In addition, BA is equipped with a new projects module, which creates projects based on diagnostic findings.
BA-Lite is designed for applications where it may be difficult to collect the mechanical and sequence data from building systems, or where the building management system (BMS) does not have all of the data points required for the full Building Analytics solution. It focuses on four areas of basic analytics, which include sensor faults, controllability, scheduling and overrides.