Smart monitoring systems to help drive down energy costs for office buildings

Research firm Gartner predicts that commercial buildings will have more than 500 million “connected things” during 2016, with the biggest driver for this trend being to improve energy efficiency – currently commercial buildings account for 40% of the world’s electricity consumption.

By embedding hundreds of sensors in walls, ceilings or even lights, the systems that keep the office running smoothly can be connected and in turn these building management systems (BMS) can be connected to the corporate network and the internet.

Smarter systems offer huge potential energy savings – estimates range between 20% and 50%.

“A staggering amount of energy is wasted on heating empty offices, homes and partially occupied buildings,” said Carlo Ratti, who heads up the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable Cities lab, in a recent interview.

His team is working on a project that measures the number of people in a building and adjusts heating and lighting accordingly – with a view to turning an empty building “off”, just like a computer goes into standby mode when not in use.

He is also working on localised heating and cooling systems, which can provide a precise, personal climate for each occupant using “an array of responsive infrared heating elements that are guided by sophisticated motion tracking”.

HeatingSave BEMS – the perfect solution for achieving energy savings within office buildings

Achieving energy savings within the non-domestic sector can be easily achieved by implementing advanced advanced BEMS (Building Energy Management System) solutions, and this is exactly where the HeatingSave system might prove its worth, since our solution allows customers to achieve immediately savings of up to 30%+ on their energy bills.

This is achieved by optimizing the energy consumption levels within any building with the help of an advanced heat-loss algorithm that creates a specific profile for any building and based on that, switches heating on later if its warm and off earlier if its cold.

It also automatically adjusts your boiler depending on how warm it is outside – save up to another 10%.

Furthermore, the system also offers an advanced automatic occupancy detection system that allows the temperature to reduce to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought up to temperature when they are being used.

If you’d like to find out more about the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, then simply contact our dedicated product team, they’ll help you get all the necessary information and answer all of your queries.

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