Along with the evolution of the digital systems we entered the era of IoT (Internet of Things) and along the path we witnessed the birth of intelligent cities and intelligent buildings as a result of the need for energy efficiency while consuming more and more natural resources and electricity.
The rapid economic growth of certain urban areas leads to the need of a growing quantity of electricity. Hence the question – how should we diminish the costs with the electricity bill while asking for more and more electricity consumption? Of course, the answer is “energy efficiency”…
While in the previous articles we have talked and learned about the energy efficiency through LED technology, we have to mention that this is not the only solution you can use for significantly diminshing the costs with the electricity bills. Another way is by using BMS – the Building Management System.
What is BMS – Building Management System?
BMS, or Building Management System, is, as its name says, an integrated management system for buildings and it deals with the integrated and supervised control of the equipments installed in a building for reducing the consumption of the energy and optimizing, functioning and enhancing the confort and security of its inhabitants.
Building Management System (BMS) or “the brain of the building” allows the integrated management of a building, administrative and logistic, offering those who dwell or work here an enhanced degree of confort and security, along with reducing the costs with the maintanence and utilities.
Such a BMS system can monitor and control:
- HVAC system
- Exterior and interior lighting system
- Energy, gas and water supply system
- Other automatized activities – the opening and shutting of the windows or doors, etc.
Which are the other systems to be integrated with BMS?
You can integrate BMS with:
- Security and access control system
- Fire detection system
- Video surveillance and burglar alarm system
- Public address system
- Power supply and electric generator systems
What are the benefits of BMS?
By purchasing a BMS solution from EXE Green Holding, you can benefit from it as it follows:
- by reducing the overall costs following the reducing of the energetic consumption of the building
- by raising the confort degree of the dwellers
- by enhancing the security along with the enhancing of the control over the building
Reducing the costs with the energy
The reducing of the costs with the energy will be accomplished through controlling certain parameters such as temperature, humidity and illuminatio, depending on the day/night period, outside temperature and the way the activities are conducted in that particular building.
Increasing the confort degree
Increasing the confort degree is the first visible result of such a BMS System – an intelligent building will independently react to the environment changes without human intervention: the windows can automatically open for letting the air in and can be automatically shut when raining; also, the sun shades can be opened or shut depending on the position of the sun, the temperature inside can be automatically adjusted to the presence or the absence of the human presence inside the building and certain areas, the illumination can be automatically adjusted to maintain a certain degree of luminosity disregard of the daytime and so on. Another feature that can add value to a BMS system is mobile control through mobile apps.
Building security can be analyzed from two perspectives:
- security which protect you from vandalizing or burglary
- security which deals with water leakage, fire, gas leakage, etc.
The using of BMS technology for building lighting
The using of BMS technology for controlling the building lighting also manages the remote control and monitoring through IP VPN and LON of LED lighting devices.
The implementation of BMS lead to the reducing of energy consumption by 20% and along with that the increasing of the functioning life of the LED fixtures.
The interface for the user of BMS system allows the turn on/turn off and the dimming of the luminous flux of the LED fixtures, individually or for logic groups; the easy programming and reprogramming of the functioning profiles (on/off/dimming level) for different working hours; map visualisation and the status for each and single LED Lighting fixture and for electrical parameters automatically and local measured.
The BMS software is compatible with mobile platforms and devices (mobile phone, tablet), with desktop platforms (for Windows or iOS), with embedded systems (Raspbery PI) but also with WEB platforms. The graphic interface also allows the control and monitoring of the different apllications simultaneously.
Are you looking for a BMS for your home, your office or any other type of building? Just contact us at [email protected] or phone no. +40 722 241 231