Buildings Need Data Not Bandaids

Buildings Need DATA not band-aids

During my 15+ years in the HVAC and mechanical contracting industry, I have seen A LOT of deferred maintenance, “band-aiding” of problems, and system overrides that don’t address underlying and fundamental system issues that will most certainly cause premature operational failures, some perhaps catastrophic, down the line. The risk in operating this way is immense; risk not only related to acceptable and expected building operations, including potential significant downstream financial and compliance consequences, but also a risk to the reputation and career opportunities of the building operator in question. The question is, how do you proactively approach any problem or concern in any building's HVAC system?

The answer is simple—data.