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How Can we Improve Automated Sustainability with Building Management  Systems (BMS) To develop and expand your BMS for greater automated sustainability should be financially viable.  As you might imagine, developing and expanding you building management system to improve control of energy consuming resources, within your facility, such as the mechanical services HVAC plant and lighting […]

Typical Water pumps which serve our buildings It is surprising exactly how many water pumps there in a building, often with separate plumbing circuits and often more than one pump serving the same task. A major source of energy consumption there are often opportunities to install variable speed drives to soften the start up of […]

Small Project Management Why install a variable speed drive? “Several contractors have suggested we install a VSD in our pump and fan motors, Why”. What is a VSD or VFD?, The acronym, VSD, is for Variable Speed Drive, and the acronym VFD stands for Variable Frequency Drive; for our purposes, in building management, they are […]

Energy Bills Audit WIIFM (what’s in it for me) What’s this about? We must admit, the title of this post, Energy Bill Audit, sounds totally boring, but, this post will hopefully sow the seed for a process which, in these tightening economic times, will offer a chance to improve returns without a big spend. It’s about […]

Measurement and Verification – DIY Systems Integration, Asset register, Building Management System, Energy Management System, BIM, Measurement In a previous life these terms were mutually exclusive, they required different vendors, different software and varying degrees of mutually exclusive expertise. These terms had this “black box” specialized and expensive connotation, with single vendor “captive client” pricing […]

Energy Conservation versus Profit? A privileged observation Energy Conservation can be at odds with Profit and overall performance of the building, so which one? Let us briefly set the scene. Picture a Conference room or function room, which has three solid form dividing curtains to split the room into three sub rooms as such. One […]

Eliminate the Corrective Maintenance False Economies in Commercial Property. All of these events creating false economies in corrective maintenance are easy to avoid, the methodology, is in the processes and procedures adopted by the facility management company. The first thought which comes to mind is the Building Manager and their role in the financial loss […]

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