Property owners strive to minimize operational expenses and ensure tenant safety and comfort. By connecting facility systems (IoT technology) and controlling them from one place, building management systems can make for a smart building and enable property owners to find hidden opportunities.
What are Building management systems (BMS)?
Building management systems (BMS) or building automation systems (BAS) are designed for commercial building installation to manage and monitor various subsystems effectively. The principal aim of the BMS is to streamline operations, making it easier to manage, monitor and improve. Subsystems may include the building’s electrical and mechanical equipment, like power, lighting, and ventilation.
How do building management systems work?
Smart buildings require complex monitoring of IoT networks that control the building system. Property owners can manage, monitor, and improve operations via building management systems or BMS user interfaces. A smart building can seamlessly integrate with other buildings, becoming an essential component of a smart city.
The main components of a BMS
Building management systems consist of three primary components, as listed below:
- Networking components
The hardware used in a BMS are workstations, servers, sensors, and cables to mention a few components. The software includes programming and configuring tools, graphics, and user interfaces. The networking components cover the subsystems controlled by building management systems.
The benefits of building management systems for building owners
Important properties of building management systems
Properties, in this sense, are all the subsystems in a building that building management systems can control. Any device with an IoT sensor can be connected. The BMS typically runs HVAC. Other important techniques, including lighting, power systems, and security devices, can be connected.
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It is very common to run HVAC via the BMS. Below, we are taking a brief look at each of the elements.
To enhance efficiency, traditional heating controllers need to adapt to dynamic conditions, including changes in outside temperature patterns. By intelligently adjusting the heat to these conditions, costs can be reduced, and tenants’ comfort can be secured.
Factors like occupancy, outdoor thermal and air quality conditions, electricity grid needs, direct sensing of contaminants, and operation of other air-moving and air-cleaning systems can trigger responses from smart ventilation.
Air conditioning is frequently misused in large buildings, leading to considerable energy waste. Using this smart can give major results in cost reduction and sustainability.