Automated Controls Energy Management Systems
The term Energy Management System (EMS) is a system of computer-aided tools which is designed specifically for the automated control and monitoring of the heating, ventilation and lighting needs of a building or group of buildings such as university campuses, office buildings or factories. Most of these energy management systems also provide facilities for the reading of electricity, gas and water meters. The data obtained from these can then be used to produce trend analysis and annual consumption forecasts. US Manufactures alone waste $29 Billion on energy every year.
Today’s building owners and managers have an increasing responsibility to address energy efficiency within their organizations. At the same time, companies face growing pressure to set high standards of environmental and social performance.
These three responsibilities (financial, environmental and social) are often called the “Triple Bottom Line” of sustainability.
While many organizations struggle to define what “sustainable mandate” means to them, the journey often begins with a coordinated, energy efficient facility design and management strategy.