BMS systems are “Intelligent” microprocessor-based controller networks installed to monitor and control a buildings technical systems and services such as air conditioning, ventilation, lighting and hydraulics. Now installed in every major building or facility with the availability of direct integration into all other building services such as security, access control, CCTV, fire, Lifts and other life and safety systems. More specifically they link the functionality of individual pieces of building equipment so that they operate as one complete integrated system.
Current generation BMS systems are now based on open communications protocols and are WEB enabled allowing integration of systems from multiple system vendors and access from anywhere in the world.
A well designed and managed Building Management System (BMS) provides great opportunities for improvements in energy efficiency by:
• Enabling building managers to provide an optimal working environment consistent with maintaining a building’s energy efficiency rating;
• Early identification of equipment failure;
• Identification of unusual patterns of energy usage, such as equipment being left on out of office hours;
• Monitoring effectiveness of Energy Management Plans.