OAKLAND, Calif., May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lucid, an Acuity Brands company and provider of the industry-leading BuildingOS® platform for building data analytics, today announced the addition of BuildingOS Facilities. The new product offering enables commercial building owners and operators to integrate asset and work order data into Lucid’s award-winning data analytics and reporting platform.
BuildingOS Facilities gives users the ability to centralize critical asset and work order information from multiple systems to provide consistent visibility across assets and sites, run portfolio and site-level analytics on operations, open access to the data to a broader set of users, and power better decision making about operations and capital investments. BuildingOS Facilities provides a comprehensive view into operations across commercial building portfolios to help drive lower operating costs and higher occupant satisfaction and productivity.
“Lucid has been instrumental in the City of Orlando’s ability to understand the unique types of data necessary to illustrate our total cost of ownership for city facilities,” said Ian Lahiff, Energy Project Manager, City of Orlando. “As we move toward Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s goal of producing all municipal energy from renewable resources by 2030, it’s critical we accurately account for inventory and share this information to engage building occupants and residents.”
BuildingOS Facilities combines industry-leading metering, system, expense, and IoT data integration with building asset information and associated work order information through pre-built integrations to leading work order and asset systems. This makes it easier to capture and analyze data streams that have traditionally been housed in disparate systems. BuildingOS users can now leverage powerful analytics for tracking, reporting and performance optimization. For instance, operators can identify assets that need to be replaced, uncover asset performance anomalies, and track resource consumption by asset.
Building operators can combine these new data sets with BuildingOS data from energy management systems, submetering, IoT, integrated workplace management systems, and other systems, to easily centralize and share insights across teams for better collaboration and more informed decision making.
For the first time, building operators can leverage a unified view of their assets, energy, and work order data to:
- Understand operating trends and asset conditions
- Analyze the total cost of ownership of buildings and assets
- Plan proactively and cost effectively for asset replacement
- Build the case for better building operating strategies
- Make more informed procurement decisions
“We have seen the pain that owners and operators of commercial building portfolios feel as they try to use the data from their different building systems. Connecting the dots between consumption, system performance, maintenance, and assets will unlock critical insights that our customers need to effectively operate their buildings, plan, and invest,” said Will Coleman, CEO of Lucid. “With BuildingOS, operators now have complete visibility across every aspect of building portfolio operations – from energy and resource use to asset maintenance – helping deliver the performance and experience users need and want.”
Lucid provides a data and analytics platform to make data-driven decisions to improve building efficiency and drive better building and business performance. Lucid's cloud-based BuildingOS platform is deployed in more than 500 organizations, 15,000 buildings and 1.5 billion square feet of commercial buildings. It empowers thousands of professionals at every level of the customer organization to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs, manage capital decisions, and drive business performance from their buildings. For more information, visit https://lucidconnects.com/.
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs over 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy™, Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, nLight®, ROAM®, Sensor Switch® Atrius™ and Lucid®. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.