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Construction Tech Review | Friday, June 11, 2021

To operate efficiently, BEMS must be appropriately designed, installed and commissioned together while offering a user interface that is easy to use. 

FREMONT, CA: Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computerized, integrated systems that monitor and regulate energy-related building services and equipment, such as HVAC, lighting, and power systems.

While small buildings may have independent energy system controls, larger and more complicated structures, sites with multiple facilities or organizations with buildings spread throughout multiple sites benefit from integrating systems controlled by a single Building Energy Management System, which offers greater control and can result in significant savings. The most recent BEMS have been designed to be functional for even the smallest of constructions.

These systems can be installed independently with individual maintenance contracts, or a manufacturer can implement them with maintenance included. A wired or wireless system can be installed, and structures must be inspected to see how well signals can be received and how frequent disturbances can decide which method is best.

Building management systems (BEMS) offer facility managers a constant stream of valuable data, allowing them to fine-tune and promote efficient and effective energy use across the building.

Improving Occupancy Comfort

Due to the practical realities of operation, most conventional HVAC systems run at full fan speed and deliver uniform heat and ventilation throughout a structure. With BEMS providing diverse environmental conditions to match the specific requirements of people in each room or location is simple. This saves a lot of money by not having to heat or ventilate space.

According to research, making the employees' or customers' working environment more pleasant has a good impact on their mental health, with room temperature being the most crucial influence.

Modifying heating and ventilation in different places to meet requirements is a significant advantage of remote control and simple programming. For example, if some employees in a particular section needed to start their shift an hour before the rest of the workforce, it is simple to set the HVAC system to start running in that section an hour before the entire building.

Saving Money with BEMS

Without extensive equipment installation, a BEMS may manage up to 90 percent of a building's energy usage.

When used properly, a BEMS can reduce energy consumption while maintaining comfort and performance. Even though it does need a thorough understanding of how buildings are designed to function and how their various systems interact. Changes to machinery run times, building temperatures, and lighting levels are all possible, but centralizing the process saves time and money by making operations more flexible and reactive.

Saving the Environment with BEMS

BEMS help to satisfy the cleaning objectives of the environment by lowering a building's energy use. Close monitoring and control of HVAC systems will often reveal simple adjustments that may be made to increase a system's efficiency, resulting in significant energy and CO2 reductions, cost savings, and a better building environment.

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