How is Government Smart Building Technology So Optimized for Efficiency?

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Power management is key when it comes to government buildings to save money and resources.

It’s common knowledge of any government facility owner that utility costs take up the vast majority of the bill. In general, the second most expensive cost is maintenance costs, and the third is janitorial costs. As we move increasingly further into the pandemic, these costs are starting to become higher. For example, maintenance costs will rise because of all the safety precautions workers must follow and the preparations needed for them by the government facility. Similar higher costs occur with janitorial costs since more and more people are leaving their in-person jobs for safety reasons. But a government power facility is an essential business that must continue optimal operation to keep the industry afloat by providing power. However, a government smart building facility equipped with an automation plan has a great advantage over a traditional government power plant. The reason lies all within the structure of the building itself, and it’s the ability to connect with power management systems. Here’s why a government Smart building is so efficient when it comes to power management and distribution. 

A Government Smart Building is Less Costly Overall

In some ways, governments function like a traditional business– saving time, money, and effort is key to any operation. With a government smart building, the facility is pre-designed to reduce all of these costs because of its innate ability to pre-determine any risk factors using automated maintenance systems. For example, a government Smart building is generally built-in custom-designed sections that are all monitored by the automated maintenance system. If even the most minor malfunction to an HVAC system occurs in one of those areas, the system will report it to an administrator. This helps to reduce time by identifying the problem early, money by preventing a potential disaster from happening by it breaking completely, and also saves effort by preventing the need for constant physical moderation by an HVAC technician.

It Helps with Sanitization Goals

Since a government Smart building is usually an essential industry, there will still be a reduced amount of employees in the building during work hours. However, it is unlikely that every single area of the building will be used at once time. Since the need for daily sanitization is more important than ever before, a government Smart building can be equipped with movement sensors that can be monitored from a central system. This will let any management team know where any employees have been throughout the day, therefore determining which specific rooms or areas need sanitization. 

They Can Be Managed Completely Remotely

As previously stated, most facilities are operating at a reduced occupancy rate than normal. This means that most employees, if not required to be in person, should be working from their homes. A government Smart building can be completely monitored from home using a maintenance system that operates via Cloud technology, eliminating the need for an in-person management team. 


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