Building Management Systems could help office buildings bolster their energy savings

Building management systems (BMS) can help reduce energy waste in office buildings, which can cost employers a hefty sum each year, according to a recent report by energy switching expert UK Power.

A survey of 1,000 residents suggests that employees can help companies reduce their energy expenditure by following a few simple rules.

A third (33%) admitted to leaving kitchen appliances plugged in when not in use, while slightly fewer (30%) confessed to leaving fully-charged laptops wired up. Just over a quarters (26%) confessed to leaving the light on in empty rooms.

Commenting on the findings, Nick Heath, Head of Insight at UK Power, said:

“The introduction of smart meters is allowing people around the country to get more familiar with the energy ‘cost’ of their activities. But it’s very interesting to see that there’s still a lack of clarity around the most and least expensive items to run, as well as the numerous bad habits people continue to have inside and outside of their homes.

“We hope our research will make people think twice about their energy habits, and of the positive impacts very small changes can have on their household and business bills”.

HeatingSave – helping any office environment become more energy efficient

Domestic and non-domestic customers alike can take advantage of the impressive level of energy efficiency enabled by the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, which allows user to save 20 to 30 percent on their gas and electricity bills by optimizing consumption levels across any building, depending on its specific heat-loss profile.

Plus, the system also includes automatic occupancy detection features, allowing the temperature to be reduced to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought up to temperature when they are being used.

It’s also very important to mention that HeatingSave can take an automatic decision on whether to use electricity or gas for heating during summer, and also enables users to set a night setback temperature, reducing the night heating by a few degrees to still keep 24/7 operations warm whilst saving energy and money.

If you’re already interested in what HeatingSave has in store and you’d like to find out more on the matter, just get in touch, our dedicated product team will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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