Having a conversation about the industrial real estate sector invariably brings up, and lingers on, the topic of HVAC systems. It’s more than just temperature regulation, an efficient HVAC system creates the ideal environment for the storage of goods, ensures workers’ comfort and safety, and contributes significantly to a property’s energy consumption and sustainability initiatives. 

So, how can you ensure your HVAC system runs optimally, efficiently, and with minimum disruptions? 

The answer lies in digitizing your HVAC management processes. This provides centralized control of your system, optimizes its performance, and ultimately aids in unlocking the maximum value from your assets. 

Digital HVAC management for industrial properties 

Traditional HVAC management can feel like wading through an ocean of paperwork, constantly trying to keep track of equipment details and striving to maintain efficient tracking systems. It’s functional, but throw in a growing industrial property portfolio into the mix, and you’re in for pretty rough weather. 

A digital approach to HVAC management addresses this bottleneck. With digital tools at your disposal, information about all equipment—model numbers, installation dates, warranty details—are stored in a centralized digital inventory. This exercise, previously cumbersome and prone to human error, is now rendered efficient and easily accessible. 

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The power of proactive monitoring 

One of the standout benefits of digitized HVAC management is the provision for remote monitoring. This functionality allows for real-time updates on HVAC performance, ensuring that any anomalies are promptly addressed and that properties remain optimally operational. 

What’s more, periodic reports could also be automated within the system. Whether it’s about HVAC performance, maintenance schedules, or energy consumption, these reports provide valuable insights that inform your decision-making and long-term planning processes. 

And here’s the secret 

The real strategic advantage comes from leveraging the wealth of data that the digitized HVAC management system generates. You can access comprehensive service histories, assuring you stay ahead of any potential issues. Automated reporting can help track and document compliance with industrial tenants. 

Most significantly, digitizing the HVAC management process aids in improved capital planning. Detailed HVAC asset reports, complete with expected lifespan data using the ASHRAE scoring system, can provide invaluable insights while making those critical CapEx decisions. 

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Final thought 

Industrial real estate can be a complicated arena, but digitizing your HVAC management is a gamechanger. Not only does it offer a window into understanding the operations of your assets better, but it also holds the potential to drastically reduce overheads and improve asset value.  

In summary, the benefits of implementing an HVAC management system include: 

  • Centralized database of maintenance data 
  • Accurate service histories 
  • Higher tenant compliance rates 
  • Improved capital planning 
  • Access to an HVAC vendor network 

Are you ready to embrace the digital revolution? If so, learn how to choose the best CRE technology for industrial properties by downloading the free guide.