Building Management Systems (BMS) are solutions for maximum efficiency of building operation and economy of energy resources. They include the integration of several building engineering systems that allows to effectively and economically manage buildings. A building management system provides the opportunity for a building manager to save energy and create a comfortable and secure environment for residents. Automated systems for buildings include solutions for tracking of measurements, management, monitoring, and also for energy efficiency that helps save up to even 40% of energy consumed in a year and provides a high level of comfort.
Integration of a building’s technical engineering systems provides for recordkeeping of energy consumption and optimisation of climate equipment – heating system, ventilation system, air conditioning, as well as lighting systems. It is possible to automatically link a system with specialised software and to view it on one monitor. Solutions for building management systems differ for various types of buildings. For example, solutions for hotels are simultaneously oriented towards maximum economy of energy and maximum comfort of guests, while solutions for the residential sector are oriented towards the convenience and security of a building’s users. Likewise, solutions for the public sector (offices, shopping malls, schools, etc.) are oriented towards maximum economy of energy. Building management systems have two tasks – optimal use of resources and comfort of building management (it is not necessary to manually operate various systems according to various factors). With the help of these systems it is possible to save up to even 30-40% of consumed energy resources and thus decrease operation expenses – the amount it costs an owner to maintain a building (especially in cases when part of a building is not being used).
It is easiest to implement a building management system during the construction phase, while, in turn, it is more complicated to implement a system into a facility that is already in operation, though this still provides significant savings. Therefore, of great importance is the competence of architects and their ability to explain to a client that investments in the beginning will definitely pay off in the long-term. For example, heating is automatically turned off if a window is left open in an office, or lights are turned off when the last person leaves a building – and so, step by step, resources are saved. How are building management systems implemented? First, existing systems, equipment, and resource consumption are assessed, and then, building management systems are installed. It is recommended to integrate the mentioned systems with specialised building management software. Thus, various systems (climate equipment, electrical supply network, security system) can communicate and operatively ensure effective functioning. We select the technologies of established and globally recognised manufacturers and adapt solutions for the individual needs of each client.