Building Management System
A BMS system uses DDC controllers that connect to HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) devices such as valves and perform a control logic. They receive analog and digital inputs from the sensors and devices installed in the HVAC system and, according to the control logic, provide analog or digital outputs to control the HVAC system devices. These controls enable quick and efficient respond to physical environmental conditions including temperature, air displacement speed, moisture, and CO2.
Lighting control provides automatic means to optimize lighting based on three main variables – time, intensity and occupancy. Lighting control can range from very local and small solutions, such as timers, up to very sophisticated, customized but flexible, centralized solutions as part of building automation systems.
Energy meters determine exactly when and where energy is being used, information that can be both a powerful motivator and a significant money-saver. Studies have proven that once tenants became accountable for their energy consumption, it was significantly reduced. This kind of accountability can result in long-term cost savings from 15 to 20 percent.
Complete building access can be controlled and monitored by a centrally located system, providing both security and convenience.