The summer holidays tend to drag for some of us –
well, except the kids of course! But, believe it or not, it’s nearly time to
dust down those blazers and buy a new set of pencils, because we’re all getting
ready to go ‘back to school’. We’ve put together a quick checklist to make sure
you’re ready when the school bell rings…
Over the quieter summer
months, it’s likely your building has been half-occupied as most people enjoy
their holidays. You may – especially if you’re an educational facility – have
taken the opportunity to have works carried out on the premises, and given the
scorching weather we’ve had it’s highly probable that additional cooling has
been introduced, or your Building Energy Management System (BEMS) may have been
So now is the perfect time
to revisit your BEMS making sure it’s ready for the new term (or September, as
it’s otherwise known) so the building is ready to go into the autumn and winter
Setting a routine is one way to take full advantage of the benefits a BEMS
delivers. Setting patterns of operation enables you to carry out analysis on
energy consumption to understand where any wastage is occurring, and when
something isn’t operating as it should be.
Steve Browning, Trend Control Systems’ Partner
Marketing Manager, explains:
“Letting an end-of-summer BEMS review lapse can result in a significant waste
of energy – which is no good for the environment, or for the balance sheets.
“Treating the new season as
a new term is an easy way to remember to check and review your BEMS’ settings, getting
it ready for the coming months. By doing so, you could save yourself time,
money and energy!”
Steve’s top 5 BEMS checks are:
1. Check all control systems are in ‘Auto’ not ‘Hand’
2. Check all temporary cooling is removed
3. Ensure all control time clocks are correct
4. Check all control profiles match the desired
operation of the space or building
5. Check moved furniture - cupboards, photocopiers etc. are
not blocking or affecting any controller space sensors.
These simple checks ensure
your BEMS will operate at maximum efficiency.
If you would like help or advice on how to do this please contact your
local Trend Approved Partner – find
yours by clicking here.
Alternatively, if you would
like to take advantage of a Trend Energy Audit, please email Yasar Butt at: Yasar.Butt@trendcontrols.com or call 07891513239