Energy Management – Building Automation
Energy Management System
Most Facilities are often under the scrutiny of the EPA because of the amount of energy that they use within the various systems that are in place. Between dehumidification systems, humidification systems, lighting systems and HVAC systems, a lot of carbon dioxide is being released and the sheer energy consumption can be overwhelming. While it is plain to see for anyone who runs a facility why these systems are running, there is another option that will benefit both parties. An energy management system will not only allow you the ability to reduce energy consumption but control temperature and humidity levels in the facility. By allowing greater efficiency, the systems are not constantly running.
What an Energy Management System will Offer
The biggest aspect of energy management systems is by using schedules to operate the facility. There are opportunities for some of the systems to go into sleep modes on occasion, too. All of the systems that you have in place can feed into the energy management system which will determine when the systems need to be on and when they can be turned off or at least be turned down. This will reduce the carbon footprint of the facility and also reduce the electric bill, making it an economical as well as a “green” choice to have an energy management system installed.
Everything can be viewed through a control panel that may be installed on your computer via some very specific software. If you have a computer you can access the control software through your internet browser. You can set controls with threshold levels as well as have various sensors installed throughout the facility to help the energy management system do its job. The likelihood of you needing all systems running at high all times throughout the day and night are limited, though that is probably what you’ve got going on right now simply because it is easier.
The energy management system will be able to know when most people have left for the day to turn off lights in certain zones. If no work is being done within a specific area of the facility, then you may not need the temperature to stay static – it may be able to go up one or two degrees. These are the settings that you will be able to control using the software so that the system knows what the limitations of the facility are so that you never put the work of the facility in jeopardy.
How to Get an Energy Management System?
Going “green” is becoming more and more popular for facilities and other industries because it is not only the right thing to do for the environment but it also makes for excellent marketing tactics. Saving money, too, is a great motivator for companies. This means that there are more and more companies looking for an energy management system, so you have already found your energy management company. We can provide you additional information and assist you in developing your energy management plans. These will feed off of your other systems, so the fact that you are a facility is likely not going to come into play until it comes to calibrating the system, setting the controls and choosing the software program to install on the computer.
Please contact us to learn more on how we can help you reduce your energy costs of your facility.