Why bother investing in a BMS / BEMS controls?
A Building Energy Management System (BMS), sometimes called a Building Management System (BMS) or a Building Automation Control Systems (BACS) is a system that controls heating, ventilation, cooling, hot water (HVAC) and lighting in buildings. Integrating BMS into your organisation has many benefits.
Did you know that offices account for 18% of the UK’s energy consumption (Department for Business, Energy and Industry, 2017 Energy Consumption Report). Organisations are under increasing pressure to manage their energy usage more efficiently in order to reduce costs and carbon emissions.
We have found eight reasons where BEMS will benefit your business, your brand and your bottom line.
Benefit from up to 55% of verified energy cost savings
Introducing BMS into your business is likely to crack a smile on your Finance Director’s face. Why? BMS uses powerful diagnostic tools and energy information which can be used to limit and measure energy wastage. Typical savings are up to 55%, for example, if your energy costs £10,000 a year, then a fully optimised BEMS can save you up to £4650pa (based on 84% of your energy being controlled by BMS).
Control up to 84% of your building’s energy consumption
BMS can control as much as 84% of your building’s energy consumption (Source: Trend). Therefore, not only are you boosting your bottom line, you are contributing towards meeting the UK’s carbon targets. BMS monitors usage patterns and demand so you use less energy during high peak periods. All this not only protects the planet, it also reduces costs, improves well-being and productivity.
BMS adapts energy usage to your organisation’s needs
BMS receives and communicates different levels of alarm conditions, allowing you to track conditions and respond quickly if the need arises. We also install sensors which allow BEMS to predict future occupancy trends. The result is lower building operating costs and occupancy comfort which leads to improved employee productivity, well-being, both boosting your employer branding.
We enable you to promote a circular economy
“A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.” (Source: WRAP) BMS prolongs the life expectancy of your HVAC equipment because it monitors and maintain BMS parameters and settings which allow pumps to rest when possible. Also should your building needs change, we re-use your existing products where possible, reducing waste to landfill.
Reduce downtime and ensure business continuity
For many businesses, ‘system down time’ is not acceptable e.g. Data Centres, Hospitals and Factories. Therefore systems need to be robust and reliable and able to adapt or expand with business needs. BMS critical alarms detect if something is serious that needs attention, before you experience downtime.
Improves wellbeing and boost mental health
In a report published by Savills and The British Council for Offices, 48% of respondents stated that they believe the office positively impacts on their mental health, with the temperature being the most important factor in their well-being. Not being able to control elements in your place of work, including temperature is a major contributor to stress levels. Our BEMS systems allow for remote controls within the workplace to enable your employees to feel comfortable. Read more about this here.
Automation saves you time
To integrate across all building services, owners may want their BEMS to do more than just control HVAC equipment, so systems should be able to integrate to third party systems or products such as packaged units, under floor heating (which prevents differing set points and system fighting), window/lighting control, Fire or Access system signals etc. This saves you time allowing to focus on other areas of your business.
To meet social & corporate responsibility objectives
Our BMS experts provide businesses with reports and demonstrate visually how energy usage and carbon emissions are being reduced, helping to meet legislative and corporate social responsibility demands.
Why Boss Controls?
Boss Controls is a fully integrated BEMS / BMS control solutions which are able to meet the most complex requirements of modern buildings. Please call us on 01403 886508 or use the contact form below to chat though how the above benefits can work for your business.