Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)

What is Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)?

A building energy management system (BEMS) is a computer-based control system that monitors and controls the energy consumption of a building or group of buildings. It is designed to optimize the energy efficiency of a building and reduce its energy costs by automatically adjusting heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, and other systems in response to changing conditions.

BEMS typically consists of a central control unit that is connected to sensors and control devices throughout the building. The control unit receives input from the sensors, processes this information using algorithms and rules that have been programmed into the system, and then sends control signals to the various systems and devices in the building.

BEMS can be used to optimize energy consumption in a number of ways, including:

  • Controlling the temperature and humidity of a building to ensure that it is comfortable for occupants
  • Adjusting the lighting levels in a building to match the amount of natural light available
  • Turning off equipment and lights when they are not needed
  • Monitoring and controlling the operation of equipment and systems to ensure that they are operating efficiently

BEMS can also provide real-time data on energy consumption, allowing building managers to track their energy use and identify opportunities for further energy savings. Overall, BEMS can help to reduce energy costs, improve the comfort of building occupants, and reduce a building's environmental impact.

See Also

  1. Energy Management System (EMS)
  2. Building Management Systems (BMS)
  3. HVAC Control Systems
  4. Smart Grid
  5. Demand side Management
  6. Internet of Things (IoT) in Smart Buildings
  7. Sustainable Architecture
  8. Energy Audits