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Facilities Management Journal July 2014

FOCUS BUILDING CONTROLS Managing your management system 32 JULY 2014 Energy controls and Building Management Systems (BMS) need to be managed = Daniel Kittow, managing _`* {#+& " & && & Integrated building and energy controls are computer systems that monitor and operate a buildings mechanical and engineering equipment, and can help to reduce energy use " # $ !! bring to an organisation are endless, although hard to manage ! " The individual items of the BMS need to be understood, together with the way the system is integrated and the location of existing 9 4‚>" * tandem with the FM team, will be there to support the system by ensuring it performs optimally and the greatest level of energy 9" * controls and savings, breaking away from a silo approach to plant # ! ! Of course, even a system that operates to design standard has the ability to deteriorate, potentially due to malfunctioning equipment, 9 * # of the on going system is optimal, an investigation is necessary 4‚>" issues in the system during the commissioning stages through data 4 specialist that undertakes an energy audit of the building will also We must consider control as the most important part of the four disciplines within a heating ventilation and air conditioning 8 of the system are all integrated to work together full optimisation x j controlled by the system, such as a toilet extractor fan, running independently without time or occupancy control, can pose a 9 "x < ' important to understand that the smaller elements need to be


Facilities Management Journal July 2014
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