‘CONCEPTS OF BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS AND ITS EFFECT

ABSTRACT
With Future trends in architecture and design moving towards zero energy consumption in
homes and buildings, strategies have been developed through science, technology and
innovation, all directed towards use of energy effectively, at minimal operations and cost.
With Future trends in architecture and design moving towards zero energy consumption in
homes and buildings, strategies have been developed through science, technology and
innovation, all directed towards use of energy effectively, at minimal operations and cost.
One of these strategies has been through use of Building Automation Systems. BAS refers
to a system of network integrated computer components that automatically control a wide
range of building operations such as lighting, security and access control, Heating
Ventilation and Air Conditioning, fire and life safety, Building Management Systems,
audio-visual systems and more. Accordingly, this study sought to explore the concepts of
building automation systems and their effect on real property values, investigate on the
process of building automation in Kenya, with specific regard to the social, environmental,
legal and technological considerations that guide the process and finally examine the
factors influencing the need for and the growth of building automation systems in Kenya.
One of these strategies has been through use of Building Automation Systems. BAS refers
to a system of network integrated computer components that automatically control a wide
range of building operations such as lighting, security and access control, Heating
Ventilation and Air Conditioning, fire and life safety, Building Management Systems,
audio-visual systems and more. Accordingly, this study sought to explore the concepts of
building automation systems and their effect on real property values, investigate on the
process of building automation in Kenya, with specific regard to the social, environmental,
legal and technological considerations that guide the process and finally examine the
factors influencing the need for and the growth of building automation systems in Kenya.
 

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