BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Building Management Systems (BMS) are computer-based systems used to help control, monitor and manage systems within a building, including lighting, air conditioning, heating, water, ventilation etc. BMS systems offer a means of controlling building services and monitoring performance and energy consumption from a central location, providing real-time information on energy usage and system status, enabling early warning and rapid identification of faults and incorrect usage. With the use of analytical tools, BMS systems provide facilities managers the information and tools required to understand and improve their building's energy performance, enabling tangible energy savings.
With the versatility offered by BMS systems, applications can include data centres, office buildings, industrial units, restaurants, schools/universities, retail units and more. By utilising an array of sensors including temperature, flow rate, pressure and energy, as well as connecting to meters, machinery and HVAC equipment, BMS systems can be connected to services building-wide or simply more energy-intensive equipment.
Through monitoring, control and analysis, BMS systems provide the opportunity to improve a building's energy performance (thereby reducing energy consumption and costs), reduce maintenance time and costs and aid in compliance with standards and legislation. BMS systems can additionally be installed at a single location or used to manage a full building portfolio across multiple sites through a single remotely accessed service.