This article originally appeared on R&D Magazine
by Ian Dempster, Senior Director of Product Innovation at Optimum Energy
Connecting to a cloud-based data center is now a crucial part of updating an HVAC system—especially for pharmaceutical companies.
Pharmaceutical companies significantly can reduce energy consumption—and operational costs—by making their HVAC systems more efficient. Expansive facilities with precise manufacturing requirements tend to have large cooling, boiler, and air handling systems, which often run wastefully.
Optimizing these systems can yield substantial savings; a pharmaceutical campus can cut energy use by 20 to 35 percent and save as much as $500,000 to $1 million a year, without risk to product quality or quantity.
But without ongoing monitoring, those results will start to degrade after about a year or so. A two-way data flow between a facility’s HVAC equipment and building automation system (BAS) and an optimization provider’s network operations center enables ongoing real-time monitoring, analysis, maintenance, and fine-tuning of the HVAC system.
This two-way cloud connectivity is the only way to maintain the efficiencies gained through an HVAC system upgrade, ensuring that an investment in state-of-the-art HVAC components and initial optimization pays off.
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