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Automated Energy Management System for Effective Control of Building Energy

Posted on October 15, 2014 by

Automated Energy Management System

Building owners are always on the lookout for systems and techniques that can effectively reduce energy bills and improve the way energy is spent internally. A Building Management System (BMS) is an invention of the 21st century that uses software to get the necessary data and analysis to effectively monitor energy use and conservation methods of individual nodes in a building.  The mechanism involves a computer based automated system which is connected to a buildings energy systems. Electrical equipment that constitute of the majority of energy consumption in buildings are Air conditioners, lighting and other power systems. The energy management system has a software program which consists of programs configured in which it provides automated control and monitoring of those electromechanical facilities.

Why install energy management software?

Building energy management systems are implemented in many establishments with heavy power consumptions such as:

•    Hospitals
•    Office Buildings
•    High Rise Condos
•    Professional Facilities
•    Sporting Complexes
•    Department Stores
•    Hotels & Restaurants

The implementation of energy management systems in large projects with extensive mechanical, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems have been done by municipalities. Building energy management is an important part in managing overall energy demand. The system linked to a building’s energy management system represents around 40% of the building’s energy usage; when the lighting factor is included it amounts to 70%.

The various advantages of BMS to consumers of the building:

•    Improved and easy monitoring of energy consumption in buildings
•    Can provide quick response to electricity/water related complaints
•    Saves time and improves efficiency during maintenance.

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