As energy costs continue to rise and the levels of statutory obligations related to emissions and climate change increase, effective energy management has become a challenge for many organisations.
One of the most common issues companies face, is choosing the right energy management system to support their business objectives. Many companies will rely on their energy broker to intervene and find an appropriate solution for them, but many won’t know all the options available.
Another common issue is adopting existing heating pipe work infrastructures to become, segmented and controlled as a zone , the more heating zones you have the more data control you have as and when required.
There is a full spectrum of energy management solutions available on the market and when making a choice, it is important to understand how the capabilities of these systems match the company’s needs. However, whilst Energy Management software programmes are extremely useful tools, they have their limitations.
Energy Management Software is a great support to energy efficiency. There are many proprietary systems on the market ready to be brought off the shelf, so you can purchase the license modules you need, hook up the connections and data feeds then away you go. However, the software is only a tool that should be used skillfully to obtain the best results; to do this, you need to be proactive with it, if you are passive – results will pass you by.
Using algorithms and Smart Devices will optimise the energy performance of the heating, air conditioning, electricity consumption and lighting within your buildings.
This drastically reduces wasted fuel & energy, cuts the cost of your utility bills and lowers CO2emissions all whilst maintaining personal comfort conditions.
It is designed for use in all building archetypes, sizes and uses; from small shops/offices, village halls, leisure facilities to schools, colleges, healthcare buildings, factories, offices, the Public Sector and multi-site corporations.
The Building Management System ‘BMS’ also significantly reduces any building’s carbon footprint, thereby being a perfect tool in the continuing struggle to tackle the climate emergency.
This systems has a proven track record of achieving savings of 30%+, to over 50%.
Some Building Management System (BMS) comes with a full suite of ready-to-use software applications that store minute-by-minute transactions, providing you with the data necessary to control all aspects of the building energy usage and building performance – including air quality.
We create real-time energy consumption updates + Text/email alerts to keep you informed of current and predicted energy expenditure. Whether you are in the office on your desktop PC or on the move via an internet enabled laptop, tablet or smart phone, And a whole lot more – as standard.
More Effective Use of Resources
Energy Management software programmes can collate all of your building systems energy data into a single application. HVAC, Lighting, Security Systems and other plant equipment can all be included within the system presenting it in a visual dashboard. This allows energy users to view a buildings energy use and gain insight into the energy consumption of each system.
Whilst this is very helpful, it doesn’t take into account weather data, the quality of your data streams (controls and sensors), your facility, the condition of the plant equipment and building design. Many of the solutions available on the market will only provide tools to report on energy consumption, with very little consideration given to the end user who then faces the challenge of making sense of the energy data presented to translate it into actionable energy saving opportunities; this is where we differ.
Our Incontrol Energy Save team not only reports on energy consumption but also provides guidance and expertise to make improvements to operational inefficiencies” Automatically “ the consistent analytics and repetitive actions , some hundreds of interactions per day
Reduced Energy Consumption
The main purpose of an energy management system is to improve energy efficiency. Energy data is collated for the various components within the building and converted into reports, graphs and charts to show energy use changes over time.
The system collects internal and external temperature data, along with information on how the heating system works and details of energy use. It also monitors air quality including carbon dioxide, relative humidity, volatile organic compound levels and the way a building is used in terms of its occupancy, light and sound levels and the occupants’ activities and lifestyles.
Artificial Intelligence and the application of automated processes this is making massive progress in the built environment through the amount of data that can be accessed, however, in my view the data and independent variables need regular review by a automated process
Our InControl team explain how it is possible to save thousands through this approach to energy management. If you would like to learn more about our InControl Energy Save service, please call us on 0208 763 0739 or e-mail sales@Incontrol-uk.com