Building automation systems and smart controls can shave as much as 10% off a building’s energy consumption. Energy monitoring systems keep real-time tabs on your energy use, so you can identify and solve problems faster. The best opportunities for improvement are often building-specific. These can focus on syncing up major mechanical and electrical systems, or fine-tuning heating, cooling, and lighting for particular zones. In many cases, simply having the ability to track daily energy-use patterns can lead to major savings by exposing hidden malfunctions and problems.