How Smart Buildings Can Improve Schools

Higher Education Building Management & Automation Systems

Education facilities could gain many benefits for students, faculty, and staff by using smart buildings.

Smart buildings use automated processes to control many operations throughout buildings, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security and more. Within a school or university campus, smart buildings would greatly improve conditions and provide many benefits to students, faculty, and staff.

Streamline Building Operations

Smart buildings are not only energy efficient and decrease the environmental impact of buildings around the world, but they also provide benefits for their occupants. With a connected system, the technology is aware of any problems within the building, and through the use of self-diagnosis or by alerting the manager, issues can be resolved much quicker. By being able to fix any complaints with lighting or temperature efficiently, smart buildings allow students and staff to be as productive and comfortable as possible.

Improve Safety

In a school or college campus, smart buildings provide better security, save money, and allow students, faculty, and staff to have better experiences overall. Similar to the way the building knows when there are lighting or temperature issues, the building also knows when any situations arise that could affect student safety. Smart buildings with access controls will let occupants of the school or campus feel much safer and protected.

Critical Systems’ Education Facility Project

At Critical Systems, we believe an educator’s job is to teach the next generation of learners, and our job is to ensure you can do that safely and comfortably, through our range of education building management systems and services. Our education facility project was with Angelos Law Center, Baltimore’s first LEED platinum building. The facility provides innovative learning spaces for University of Baltimore School of Law students and features an integrated shade control system to maximize natural lighting, new heating, and cooling technologies, as well as a rainwater capture and reuse system for energy efficiency. We provided the building’s turnkey building management system (BMS) and our Andover Continuum BACnet line of DDC controllers and management software, with over 3,700 hardwired I/O and software interface points. This project began in June 2010 and was opened on April 30, 2013.


At Critical Systems, the people come first, from our employees to our customers. We strive to attract and develop the best talent in the business. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions for the purpose of making every building secure, efficient, and effectively managed.

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