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5 Ways a Building Management System (BMS) Can Slash Your Energy Use

Reducing your building’s energy consumption is a win-win for your wallet and the planet, but that can be easier said than done. Enter the Building Management System (BMS), a powerful tool offering real-time data, automation, and equipment optimisation to slash your energy use.

Asbury Heating have decades of experience working with BMS, so we know all about the many benefits of installing one in your building. Below, we explore what a BMS can do and the five main ways it can shrink your building’s energy footprint. Let’s get started!

What Is a Building Management System (BMS)?

A BMS, sometimes called a building automation system (BAS), is essentially a computerised brain for a building. It’s a system that monitors and controls various aspects of a building’s electrical and mechanical systems, including:

  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Lighting
  • Security systems
  • Fire systems
  • Energy use

The BMS typically consists of hardware (sensors, controllers) and software that allows building operators to monitor these systems from a central location. This can be done from a computer in the building or even remotely.

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How can a BMS Reduce Your Energy Consumption?

A BMS can help you save energy in a number of ways. Here are the most important ones:

1. Intelligent HVAC Management

A BMS can optimise HVAC usage by automatically adjusting settings based on occupancy and real-time conditions. This eliminates unnecessary heating or cooling when the building is unoccupied or when weather conditions have changed.

2. Real-Time Monitoring and Alerts

A BMS provides real-time data on energy consumption across different areas of the building. This allows you to identify areas where energy is being wasted and take corrective actions quickly. For instance, you might find out a room has been set to be over-cooled much more quickly than you’d discover it in real life.

3. Automated Scheduling

A BMS can be programmed to automatically adjust lighting, temperature, and ventilation based on pre-set schedules. Lights can be turned off during unoccupied hours, and thermostats can be lowered at night or on weekends. This reduces unnecessary energy expenditure.

4. Demand Response Participation

Some BMS integrate with utility companies’ demand-response programmes. These programmes offer businesses incentives to reduce energy consumption during peak hours. A BMS can automatically adjust settings to meet these requirements.

5. Predictive Maintenance

By monitoring equipment performance, a BMS can identify potential issues before they escalate into major problems. Early detection allows for timely maintenance, preventing unnecessary energy waste from malfunctioning equipment.

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Upgrade Your Building With a High-Performance BMS From Asbury Heating

Looking to shrink your energy bills and carbon footprint? Asbury Heating can help! We specialise in designing and installing high-performance BMS for all types of commercial properties. Our systems give you total control over your HVAC and lighting systems, and come with remote monitoring so we can help you optimise energy use. Our smart systems can also alert us to any issues in your plant room, letting us run remote tests and make adjustments quickly to avoid disruptions. The result is a greener, more cost-effective future for your building.

Get a free quote online or call us on 01202 745189 to discuss your BMS needs today!