In energy management, a system is any energy-using components that work together to provide energy service.
- An energy management system is a type of building automation that can be defined as a group of interconnected devices that control the flow and use of energy in buildings or other structures for heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, etc.
The main function of an EMS is to monitor your facility’s performance and efficiency levels by comparing them with predetermined setpoints (or goals). When there are deviations from those setpoints, they will trigger an EMS response which can take many different forms, such as turning off lights, shutting down equipment, or even triggering a building evacuation.
- The main reason to install an energy management system is to reduce your energy consumption and save on operating costs. A well-functioning EMS can help you achieve energy savings of up to 30%, so it’s worth looking into.
An energy management system is not complicated to install. It doesn’t have a big impact on how your facility operates, so you don’t need any technical expertise to get started with one of these systems. All that’s required from you is some time, effort, and patience while your EMS gradually learns about how your
Energy management systems are an important part of efficiency.