A typical Energy Management Software Solution (EMS) is also known as a DDC (Direct Digital Control) system or Building Automation Software. A typical solution consists of number of devices and controllers that are installed onto the equipment, and are networked together. A front end software program provides end user access to monitor and control equipment.
HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and lighting controls are two of the most common systems that can be automated, and typically provide a reduction in energy consumption and cost savings. Most HVAC systems are controlled by manual or programmable thermostats that provide limited capabilities and no information on the system’s actual performance.
If your building is not being controlled by an energy management system, you may have the opportunity to massive operational and maintenance savings. Working with highly experienced partners that specialize in control systems, Guardian can help you to:
- Design and engineer a new system.
- Design and engineer around an existing system.
- Install, program and commission the new system.
- Develop strategies around your system to reduce energy usage.
Once the Energy Management Software System is installed a front end software system can allow you to:
- Track equipment and energy usage
- Create alerts for failed equipment or when a set parameter is met
- Manage and control equipment 24/7 from a web based front end
- Develop occupancy schedules for equipment
- Create unoccupied schedules for equipment
- Incorporate strategies to reduce energy consumption and demand charges
- Access information and reports to evaluate building and equipment usage
- Improve maintenance scheduling and reduce repair costs
Most utility companies offer an incentive to buy down the cost of installing a new Building Automation or Energy Management Software System, or expanding an existing one.