How to achieve net zero emissions within your commercial building
We are on a journey to become a ‘net zero’ society by 2050, with a target to slash emissions by 78% by 2035. This will involve all of us, in everything we do. The BEMS has a key role to play in office buildings, giving you insight into how your energy consuming building is operating, ensuring conditions are maintained and energy is minimized.
Reducing carbon emissions
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most well- known of the greenhouse gases, which trap heat in our atmosphere. Other greenhouse gases can be measured using CO2 global warming potential, or “GWP,” as a unit (called “CO2 equivalent” or “CO2e”). That has a negative impact on the environment. To be carbon neutral means that we will eliminate CO2e emissions from our facilities and operations by 2035.
Optimising the BEMS = smaller carbon footprint
Optimising the control system can save energy and decarbonise buildings. Knowing where the energy is being consumed and by what, allows you to make decisions that will directly affect your energy used. Your BMS directly controls the buildings energy consuming devices i.e. heating, cooling and ventilation. The BEMS can be responsible for reducing the building’s energy consumption and provide more efficient management.
With offices re-opened, occupants want credible information and improved visibility of how building technology is protecting their workplaces and to demonstrate what has been done to ensure that the building they enter is safe, energy efficient and an optimal working environment.