Building Energy Management System
What is a Building Energy Management System?
Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computerised control systems that monitor and control services such as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), ensuring the building operates at maximum levels of efficiency and removing wasted energy usage and associated costs. The optimal level of efficiency is achieved by continuously maintaining the correct balance between operating requirements, external and internal environmental conditions, and energy usage.
A BEMS can efficiently control as much as 84% of your building's energy consumption. Furthermore, it performs its functions completely automatically, day in, day out, year after year without the need for much interaction.
If you don’t monitor it you can’t manage it! With the correct measurement of utility consumption a well installed BEMS will enable you to identify usage patterns, manage these against your expected or desired levels and then help you to adjust control and improve your energy efficiency.
Unless system settings and parameters are properly monitored and maintained the building performance will begin to suffer. The result will be higher building operating costs and reduced occupant comfort.