According to data from the U.S Energy Information Agency (EIA), commercial buildings account for nearly 20% of total energy consumption in the United States in 2018. This may be surprising to some, but when you consider that there’s nearly six million commercial office buildings in the United States, you may be able to picture the scale of their energy consumption. Buildings need to be energy efficient not only for the good of the environment, but to remain financially viable. When factoring in tenant health and comfort to the equation, it’s no wonder why property managers and owners struggle to find the right building automation system (BAS) for their property. Luckily, we understand the struggles you face and are here to help.
As the commercial office environment becomes increasingly competitive, retaining tenants becomes more challenging. With 35 years of experience designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing building automation systems, Computrols understands the role the BAS plays in a commercial office building. When we say BAS, we aren’t just referring to HVAC controls for climate comfort and efficiency; we are also referring to access controls, lighting control for energy efficiency, and fire alarm for life safety. That means one point of contact for all of your BAS subsystems, and they all carry the industry’s only lifetime warranty.
We understand that property managers and owners want a system that will save energy and dollars over time, while building engineers need a reliable system to operate on a daily basis. That’s why we design and build the BAS industry’s most reliable hardware to save energy, money, and headaches in commercial properties. While many of our big-box competitors intentionally design their systems to have a limited lifespan, we believe that your BAS should stand the test of time.
Reduced Life-Cycle Costs
A BAS’ life-cycle costs are directly tied to the quality of the product and the philosophy of your BAS vendor. As we mentioned previously, many big-box BAS vendors design their systems to fail over time, or at the very least stop servicing their legacy products after a certain period of time. That way they can sell you the latest and greatest product to guarantee ongoing revenue. At Computrols, we have never obsoleted a product. Beyond that, we offer integration solutions to a number of our competitors’ systems. Just because your vendor stopped servicing their own system does not mean its life cycle has ended.
Do your tenants work outside of traditional hours often? If so, tracking and billing tenants for overtime air usage can be crucial. While there are many overtime billing services that bill monthly as part of a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, Computrols’ overtime air solution, CBAS Web, has a one-time cost. You own the system the day it is installed and can immediately reap the benefits of overtime tenant billing. When you consider our lifetime-warranty controllers, refusal to obsolete products, willingness to integrate with our competitors’ products and overtime-billing capabilities, Computrols offers the most economical BAS solution on the market.
Made in America
We are proud to say that all of our HVAC, access, lighting and life-safety controllers are manufactured in the United States of America. Despite many of our competitors offshoring manufacturing to save on costs, Computrols has always made it a point to design and build our products at our headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana. This not only ensures that we have full control of the quality assurance process, but it enables our company to empower the American worker.
As we alluded to earlier, Computrols offers a lifetime warranty on every controller we manufacture. Our warranty speaks for itself and is a testament to the quality we engineer into every control board. Computrols’ lifetime warranty is not just a buzz-worthy phrase either; it has real-world, fiscal benefits in commercial office buildings. Consider all the different expenses a property manager or owner must balance in his or her capital budget. There’s aesthetic elements like flooring, walls, landscaping and art. There’s a number of systems that are vital for a building’s functionality, not the least of which are elevator systems and telecommunications. With all these expenses to consider, wouldn’t it be nice to know that your HVAC, access, lighting and life-safety controllers are guaranteed for life?