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Delivering Today’s High-Performance Intelligent Buildings

High-performance buildings rely on sophisticated, connected controls for heating, air conditioning, energy management, lighting and other systems. Many of these control systems function in proprietary silos, with little interoperability and integration. Modernizing control systems, including open architectures, and implementing a master systems integration strategy that utilizes advanced building, connected IP controls provides owners and operators the connectivity and access to the data required to manage, operate and control buildings in today’s environment.

Effectively utilizing data in an ever-evolving built environment reduces operating costs, increases energy efficiency and resilience, and contributes to reducing carbon emissions and meeting sustainability goals. Data must be presented in a unified and consistent format to maximize its integrity and accuracy.

Burns & McDonnell is committed to helping critical infrastructure owners and operators implement modern control systems with open architecture and facility analytics, which diagnoses near real-time performance and anticipates maintenance needs. The integration of building, lighting and other DDC controls with traditional and ongoing commissioning results in comprehensive solutions to identify and streamline cost and operational efficiencies to improve building performance and sustainability.


Figure 1: Typical Pathway to High Performance Intelligent Buildings

Figure 1: Typical Pathway to High Performance Intelligent Buildings
Figure 1: Typical Pathway to High Performance Intelligent Buildings

Pursuing High-Performance Intelligent Buildings

The following represents how integrating commissioning, IP-based DDC building controls and ongoing commissioning delivers high-performance intelligent buildings.

The Burns & McDonnell Difference

Burns & McDonnell brings the necessary integration of building controls and analytics experience as well as engineering, construction and commissioning capabilities to optimize your operation and maintenance program quickly and efficiently. The combination of this extensive knowledge means that operation and maintenance of your critical facilities will be improved through actionable insights derived from your data. As an employee-owned firm, we think like business owners to find the most suitable, cost-efficient solution to meet your goals and ultimately deliver on our mission to make you successful.