ACIS™ Building Energy Management System
Airedale’s Building Energy Management System (BEMS) is packaged into one easy-to-use interface that can be retrofitted to existing Building Management Systems, or can be added to ACIS™ BMS, providing a fully integrated energy management solution. ACIS™ BEMS enables:
- Power monitoring for all metering
- Power factor monitoring and alarm system
- Frequency monitoring
- Triad monitoring and control
- Phase balance loading
- Live and historical energy data capture
- Energy reporting
Benefits of ACIS™ BEMS
- Reduce energy consumption
- Reduce energy spend
- Use data to make educated decisions regarding energy activities
- Assists with ESOS compliancy
- Reduce carbon emissions
- Improve building efficiency
- Easily detect power issues
- Identify system maintenance issues early
- Reduce repair costs with scheduled maintenance notifications
What is BEMS?
Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computer-based systems that help to control, monitor, measure and optimise building technical services and the energy consumption of devices used by the building.
BEMS connect a building’s systems such as lighting, HVAC, plant room equipment to create a single, central platform to manage a building’s energy consumption. It can also be used to control these functions across multiple sites/locations. BEMS provides metering, sub-metering, and monitoring functions which collate energy data, enabling building and facility managers to gain detailed insight into their building’s/site’s energy usage.
Why building energy management?
As energy costs continue to rise, operating costs for energy hungry buildings also increase. For many businesses, reducing these costs is a priority and with energy saving policies such as ESOS becoming compulsory, energy reduction has become increasingly important.
Monitoring and management of energy usage enables efficient service and power utilisation, resulting in better asset management and site performance. A BEMS can be used to highlight power issues, identify where targeted energy savings can be implemented and can help to improve a buildings’ overall energy efficiency, whilst reducing its carbon emissions.
For example, building HVAC systems in particular often account for more than 40% of a commercial building’s energy usage. From 2020, the energy consumed by air conditioning systems in commercial buildings is set to double from current levels. However, close monitoring and management of HVAC systems can often ascertain where simple adjustments can be made to improve system efficiency, creating considerable energy and CO2 savings, reducing costs and improving the building environment.See more about HVAC system energy upgrades