Happy New Year! Let’s hope it’s a good one with plenty to cheer!
Maybe 2019 will be the year that there is a change in the approach from those in the supply chain at the initial stages of building projects to consider the importance of implementing effective building controls from the outset.
Designers and architects should consider the total lifetime costs of a building. Historically they seem to follow the 10 80 10 rule whereby only 10% of costs are invested at the design stage while a staggering 80% is spent on the running and maintaining of a building.
This needs to change… and we can help.
By investing in an efficient controls system at the start of construction will dramatically lower operational costs in commercial buildings over the long term while also helping to meet a wide range of legislation. A good example of this is the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) which came into force earlier this year. It is now unlawful for a landlord to let or renew a lease on a property if the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating is F or G.
Clarkson Controls offer a wide range of room sensors and BMS control systems that will have a significant impact on the EPC rating of a building.
Energy efficiency in commercial buildings is something that must be continually addressed, maybe your new year resolution should be to bear in mind the 10 80 10 rule from the outset of design and construction and make sensible and strategic decisions to future-proof your next project, through the implementation of Clarkson Controls innovative control systems.