EBIS allows the user to develop an effective control strategy that can be tested and implemented to maximise savings, operational performance and ROI.
With businesses under increasing pressure to reduce their energy consumption and provide environments which maximise efficiency, it is critical that we adapt and improve on existing technology to ensure the buildings we live and work in achieve optimum performance.
In our last blog we touched on how SIPinsight Energy Building Information Software (EBIS), from Synapsys Solutions can go beyond the capabilities of a traditional Energy Management System (EMS) and improve the performance of your building.
The term ‘building performance’ can mean different things depending on what it is you are after from your building. For some, it could relate to the building’s energy efficiency, for others, it could be running costs, functionality or comfort levels (for the people who regularly occupy the building or just occasional visitors). Achieving peak results in all these fields might be considered difficult, but finding an ideal balance is made a lot easier if a) You have the right information, and b) You know what to do with it.
EBIS provides users with all the basic information you would expect from an EMS, including energy consumption, carbon footprint and plant status. It displays BMS points and maps these points against associated energy data points collected from meters. This extra functionality enables users to display meter values and consumption with the option to display related BMS values and status at the same time or overlay on an energy graph. Efficiency issues can be highlighted by identifying energy consumption and occupancy trends and mapping them against the status and run time hours of the building’s plant.
The flexibility of EBIS means it can be scaled up or down as required, so comparisons can be made over different date ranges and displayed in daily, weekly or monthly profiles on screen. Its flexibility also enables users to monitor one part of a building, a whole building, an entire campus or multiple sites across a country for example, without being tied to one building or specific location.
For the building manager the visibility and flexibility offered by SIPinsight EBIS is vitally important in the 21st century, particularly with environmental commitments in place, such as the 2050 net zero carbon emissions target. By identifying how, when and where buildings use energy, EBIS allows the user to develop an effective control strategy and make changes and adjustments that can be tested and implemented to maximise savings, operational performance and ROI.
Perhaps it’s time you discovered how the flexibility of SIPinsight EBIS can improve the performance of your building.