Building data analytics can help building teams maximize ROI by lifting the fog off of information needed to get the most from mechanical and controls providers, warranties and service contracts. The direct impacts of this transparency for each building in a portfolio include improved comfort, extended asset life and reduced energy spend.

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#1 – Get real information and real knowledge. Independent analytics can continuously sort failures and faults of equipment across entire portfolios to provide valuable insight for repair, purchasing, warranty and budget decisions. Solutions based on real data can help quickly identify and successfully address critical problems.

#2 – Negotiate with vendors based on facts. Would you like to know the relative performance of mechanical and control service providers to better negotiate equipment purchase repair, replacement and service contract decisions? Building data can determine if equipment is in need of repair, the nature of that repair and if the repair was successfully executed. Data can also give insight into the relative performance of equipment by vendor and the effectiveness of service providers that are receiving thousands of dollars in installation and service contracts.

#3 – Make sure the data is from a trusted, independent source. Building owners have always appreciated an independent perspective to resolve engineering issues and know that while opinions from equipment vendors are relevant, independent data is decisive. Many pay lip service to analytics, but only truly independent analytics lift the fog and give building owners the unbiased information they need to understand what is really going on in their buildings.

#4 – Reap the rewards of data and improved ROI. High performing buildings sustained by independent analytics have lower operating and capital costs, faster responding teams, and more satisfied occupants.