In the management of energy within a building, we believe that the effective control of plant and equipment is vital and that a BEMS - commissioned and operated correctly - is the key to achieving this. Because of this, we always review the controls and control strategies as an integral part of our site studies. Our energy consultants also have extensive knowledge in controls and building management systems. This knowledge ensures the quality of our analysis and the guidance we provide for our clients.
In our experience there is often a disconnection between the maintenance and control of plant and energy efficiency. We work with our clients and their engineering service providers or maintenance teams - and with BEMS contractors - to review and optimise plant operation, maximising equipment lifecycle and increasing energy efficiency.
A number of BEMS/controls companies include energy efficiency within their service offering; we are able to provide a high level of expertise and also the ability to assess objectively and independently the control strategies and functionality of a BEMS. Our BEMS assessments can form part of our energy survey, or can be commissioned as a standalone exercise.
We will make any appropriate recommendations with a true understanding of both energy and controls, with the interests of the client as our primary consideration.