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Your BMS is wasting energy!

Building PlanYes, that is a bold statement – but we have yet to find a BMS that isn’t wasting a serious amount of energy. Potential savings range from 10-50%.

That’s the bad news – the good news is that most of the solutions are very cheap and far more commercially attractive than most energy-saving projects.

In fact it is a myth that most organisations have found and picked their “low hanging fruit”. Their advisors don’t know how to find it and/or have a vested interest in expensive projects!

Even universities that employ full time BMS engineers, or have BMS maintenance contracts, frequently have seriously dysfunctional systems. This results in the massive wastage of energy, increased costs and uncomfortable environments for building users.

An underperforming BMS can be due to:

  • inappropriate specification or control strategy
  • incorrect installation or commissioning
  • sensors faulty, poorly installed or positioned
  • settings not updated to suit changing patterns of building use etc
  • inadequate training
  • inadequate maintenance

Our BMS Health Checks are extremely popular with universities and always identify major energy saving opportunities. They are investigations of the BMS “head end” and cost only £1,950 +VAT – truly a “no-brainer” as they pay-back in the blinking of an eye! Read more …

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