Is your business as efficient as it could possibly be? You probably have a variety of measures in place to save money within your building and your business operations. But what if you could do even more to save money? What if there was another way to streamline your business to make it more efficient? 


The good news is that there is a way. It’s called integrated building systems and it’s a very effective way a building or business owner can improve their bottom line. 


What is Integrated Building Systems?

If you’re not familiar with the term, integrated building systems is essentially just what the name suggests. It is the concept of integrating or networking the various systems throughout your building. You may have heard the term “internet of things” or IoT, referring to the ability for all electronics to be connected to the internet and therefore controlled from a distance. 


Integrated building systems is the process of connecting all of your building’s systems to a network that is easily controlled by an app on a phone, tablet, or computer. Systems that can be integrated include security, electrical, lighting, HVAC, plumbing, fire prevention, data centers, computers, and any other systems within a building. 


How Can Integrated Systems Help a Business Save Money?

Why is it beneficial to combine all of your building (and even multiple building) systems into one? Because it can save your business money in a variety of ways, such as: 


  • Improve Energy Efficiency. Energy usage is a large part of your business expenses. The amount of energy used depends on the size of your building and the type of business you operate. If your business consists of multiple buildings, your energy costs are even higher. 


But integrated systems can minimize energy usage for your building by connecting your HVAC, security system, electrical, lighting, plumbing, computers, servers, Wi-Fi, and everything else that consumes energy into one manageable application. Integrated systems software can monitor energy usage, create reports to show how energy is used throughout the building, and alert you to any potential problems or energy drains. This allows you to save energy and also locate and repair potential problems before they worsen. 


  • Increase Security. Theft, vandalism, and other security threats are an unnecessary expense. When you upgrade your security as part of integrated building systems, you can more effectively monitor your building to prevent break-ins, loss prevention, internal theft, and product shrinkage. 


Surveillance cameras, key card access, security lighting, and more, can all be easily monitored through a smart device that alerts you of any potential security concerns. When your building is secure with obvious signs to potential perpetrators, you’ll avoid losing money due to theft and damage repair. 


  • Fire Safety. Fire monitoring can also be included in integrated systems. Smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and other fire safety measures can be integrated with the rest of your building systems. Fire prevention and early detection to stop any fires that do start from spreading can save your business from complete disaster.


  • Enhance Productivity. When all of your building systems work seamlessly together, especially computer systems, your employees can work more productively. Save money by avoiding slow-downs due to internet issues, slow servers, weak Wi-Fi signals, and other technical problems. 


Productivity is also improved when employees are in a comfortable working environment, which comes from an HVAC system that is working efficiently. HVAC keeps the indoor temperatures consistent, ensures proper ventilation, and improves indoor air quality for the good of everyone in the building. 


Save Money with Integrated Building Systems by Varney Inc. 

Are you ready to see how Varney Inc. can save your business money with integrated building systems? As a leading provider of commercial HVAC, electrical, and plumbing services, Varney also specializes in system integration for businesses of all sizes. Varney Inc. is based in Roanoke, VA and serves businesses in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. 


When you choose system integration, Varney will handle the complete installation of your systems and software, as well as educate you and your staff on how to use the software to monitor your building systems. 


Call (540) 343-0155 today or request service. Get an estimate on how much you can save today. 

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