Built to last

Annabel Walker
By Annabel Walker
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can certainly teach an older building a thing or two about what it means to be energy efficient.
Built to last
Taking into account that 98% of existing commercial buildings in the UK are more than five years old, and most will still be standing in forty years’ time, there really is no excuse for only new buildings to be fitted with the latest energy management systems.
 
Retrofitting a building energy management system (BEMS) into buildings of any age can have a huge impact, not only on the efficiency of the building but on the comfort of employees and the business bottom line as well.
 
Keeping things simple
 
The data provided by a building management system is extensive and extremely valuable, but only if it’s used. If you simply churn out report after report and do nothing with the data, opportunities to make improvements to the energy performance in your building will be missed.
 
This is where the most sophisticated BEMS come into their own. By keeping things simple, and bringing all of your data from real-time reporting together in a single, user friendly dashboard, you can easily make the decisions that will let you automate control in areas including lighting systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and make more informed decisions around energy management to cut down on waste.
 
Staying one step ahead
 
For businesses of any age, an emphasis on making the most of resources to ensure longevity is paramount. Having greater visibility of energy usage gives you the benefit of highlighting potential problems, and the opportunity to put them right before they turn into something much worse. Buildings of any age can require a lot of maintenance, but by bringing BEMS on board you’ll have the best chance of prolonging the life-span of your systems, saving you time and money in the long run.
 
Putting people first
 
Putting the environmental and financial benefits aside for a moment, another day-to-day advantage of retrofitting a BEMS that businesses are sure to notice straight away is the comfort of their staff. The ability to better monitor temperature, lighting levels and air quality can give employees a boost, improving mood and productivity.
 
Whatever your reasons for introducing a building energy management system, the time has never been better to get in touch and find out what BEMS could mean for your business.
 

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