Syska’s SMART Building Offering
- Assessment of Existing Facility Infrastructure
- Master Planning and Next-Generation Implementation
- Smart Building Design Services
- Commissioning of Services for Master Systems Integrator
- Facility Asset Management
- Analysis of Return on Investment (ROI)
Enhancements for Intelligence – Smart buildings are designed to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs through integrated networks. Unified networks allow for multiple connections that help intelligently and automatically control certain spaces. Software systems make it easier than ever for building managers to also track energy usage.
Questions building stakeholders and operators should ask:
- What should be the game plan for migrating over to “future enabling” technology?
- If new technology is implemented today, will it still be considered modern in a few years, or will it be obsolete?
- How do organizations attract the younger generation of professionals who expect to be surrounded by technology in the workplace?
- How can predictive technology enhance asset management?
The SMART systems can integrate:
- Building Management System (BMS) IP convergence networks
- Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems that enable temperature control
- Energy dashboards for carbon footprint tracking within a facility
- Predictive asset management
- Building analytics and predictive fault detection software
- Smart metering for real-time measurement of building energy usage
SMART Data Management – Modern technology, including analytics software utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with machine learning, supports a rich repository of building data. A large “ocean” of data resulting from seamless convergence of low-voltage systems does not in itself make a smart building. Smart buildings use robustly integrated systems to distill converged data into clear meaningful algorithms. Our approach starts with client visioning and fact-finding:
- Sessions for the creation of technology-specific programming
- Participation in visioning to establish goals
- Smart building modeling for a flexible/collaborative office environment and culture
- Discussion of functional “use cases” for all building spaces
Cybersecurity Posture – A SMART building design, including converged sub-system integration, wireless IoT devices, and cloud applications, requires strong specification for protection against network intrusions, safeguarding of devices, and maintenance of data integrity and availability. Our approach to cybersecurity is to serve as a liaison between the client and SMART Building design team to 1) evaluate the integrated design goals, 2) assist in the identification of cybersecurity risks, and 3) offer solutions for securing the entire integrated enterprise system.
Flexible Wireless Connectivity – SMART buildings offer a versatile and strong alternative to wire connections, leading to cost savings in terms of both initial deployment and ongoing maintenance. Wireless connectivity is easier to install, provides greater flexibility, requires less maintenance, and delivers real-time data to respond to varying environmental considerations and usages. By integrating building systems, SMART building technology creates a cohesive building ecosystem that is easily monitored and that adapts to a range of conditions to enhance the comfort, safety, and productivity of occupants throughout the building.