How does the ‘E’ in BEMS apply to Education? We provide some simple strategies to help you regain control
Until a few years ago the word ‘Energy’ was missing from ‘Building Energy Management Systems’ and the systems were only known as BMS; still controlling energy as they were designed to do but without significant reference to it.
Today the BEMS gathers a lot more information from other devices. Legislation ensures that all new buildings services meters - electricity, gas, water and heat meters are connected to the BEMS and all of this information can be displayed and viewed on the systems head end PC or Supervisor, sometimes referred to as a ‘dashboard’.
We believe that there are still a significant amount of installed BEMS that are not being used to their full potential and the initial investment in the BEMS is not being fully realised.
Meters won’t save you energy, they just record energy data, it’s what you do with that data that is important.
So we have a vision!
We need to change how the systems are being used and to change the day to day habits and processes of the BEMS operatives from Reactive to Proactive and Subjective to Objective decision making.
Comply with the rules
We are educating people on how best to operate in a Compliant, Resilient and Sustainable world and take full advantage of the BEMS that has been invested in. In here they are safe, comfortable, fully in control, relatively risk free and have a quality working environment.
Utilise BEMS more effectively
Rather than the system being used as an alarm monitor and a time clock, the information previously ignored is now being used to full capacity.
Benchmarks and parameters are set and any deviation from these alerts the facilities managers and they can investigate for any possible issues which are then addressed before becoming costly problems.
"To be sustainable we know that we must make the best use of what we already have and continue to do so on an ongoing basis."