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CNS Releases The True Cost of Lighting Controls White Paper
Control Network Solutions (CNS),
creators of smart web-based control solutions, has published its white
paper ‘The true cost of building control solutions’ to highlight the
key legislation to be aware of and the questions to ask when
considering building controls.
Designed to provide corporate real estate and facilities managers with information surrounding how to choose a vendor-independent and open standard, interoperable control solution, the whitepaper covers relevant legislation as well as the integration of building controls with the Internet of Things (IoT).
Open, interoperable standards used within the smart buildings and lighting controls sector are often overlooked and misunderstood when specifying a system. This can consequently result in a control solution that is expensive to maintain and often a ‘stranded investment’. Experienced when a particular technology is acquired to address a set of issues, a stranded investment occurs when a new issue arises that cannot be effectively addressed by the investment – leaving it stranded.
Mike Welch, Managing Director of CNS said, “As the cost of energy has recently fallen, the energy saving capabilities of building controls are no longer its only key feature – flexibility and whether the system is ‘future-proof’ are now of significant importance.
“By choosing a solution based upon open, interoperable standards it will not only require a reduced initial investment when compared to traditional offerings, but will also have reduced operations and maintenance costs over the system’s lifetime. This is due to vendor independent solutions also providing end clients more choice in terms of who delivers and maintains the system and, in addition, providing these suppliers with the widest choice of hardware manufacturers and software application suppliers – removing the need to be locked into an expensive system provider package.”
Outlining the key legislation to be aware of when choosing building and lighting controls, the white paper also sets out five questions to ask a solution provider before deciding upon a system.
Mike adds, “Although once slow in its evolution, the building and lighting controls sector is now rapidly advancing, leveraging the IoT and integration with the building’s existing Building Management System (BMS).
“Solutions based upon this innovation and open, interoperable standards, such as elitedaliTM smart lighting controls, ensure that the end client has total access and control over their building control solution.”
To download ‘The true cost of building control solutions’ white paper, please visit: http://www.control-network-solutions.co.uk/?post_type=document&p=4413
For more information on CNS, please go to www.control-network-solutions.co.uk or follow @elitedali and @cns_enocean on Twitter.
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