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5 key benefits of Building Energy Management Systems

December 06th 2019

Buildings are initially designed to meet an operational need, performance and technical standards and planning constraints. Therefore it is vital to have an efficient control system in place. That’s when BEMS is desired; it allows greater knowledge and control of the energy used. Its purpose is to collect information, understand energy use and affect control of equipment for efficient energy consumption.

BEMS are integrated, computerised applications for monitoring and controlling building including heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), lighting and power systems. BEMS is usually installed in large facilities that require massive electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems. It consists of software as well as hardware through which the appliances, equipment and devices in a building are integrated and interoperated.

BEMS is a fast growing market with numerous opportunities and benefits in maintaining effective operation, updating and adapting existing installations and ensuring that they are working effectively. Regular commissioning is recommended to ensure optimised control and understanding of their operation. Auditing is an effective way to maintain their effectiveness and achieve the benefits that clients expect.   

5 Key benefits:

  • Reduces running costs: BEMS monitors, manages and controls the use of energy in plants and buildings by maintaining a healthy balance.
  • Reduces energy consumption: energy conservation offers both, economical benefits for the building as well as environmental benefits for the world. BEMS can control approximately 84% of the building’s energy consumption.
  • Reduces pollution: by reducing energy consumption BEMS complies with UK Clean Growth Strategy by meeting environmental targets.
  • Minimise maintenance and repair costs: BEMS receives and communicates different levels of alarms conditions allowing the system user to act quickly on the issues before they cause a problem.
  • Improve comfort for building users: including the control of HVAC

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