Approximately 85% of the energy is used for heating or cooling of rooms, and 15% for lighting. Depending upon the level of building automation installed savings of between 10% to 60% could be realized, with amortisation occuring in 2 to 10 years.
The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy efficiency star rating of 1 to 6 provides a quantitive rating for comparison of commercial buildings, with each star representing a 15% improvement in energy efficiency. The Commercial Building Disclosure program used in conjunction with NABERS, was established to harness energy efficiency opportunities in the buildings sector, an important step in achieving Australia’s energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals.
The principal benefits of a building management system should be-
Easy to use intuitive interactive screens for operator monitoring and control
Real time data collection for asset management and energy usage monitoring
Implementation and evaluation of energy efficiency programs
Alarms for abnormal operational conditions
Web based for smart phone, pda, and browser communication
Open database for third party software access
Support for all popular communication protocols used for building automation
Expandable for future improvements and building extensions
On going software upgrades available to remain compatible with changing technology
Data presentation for easy calculation of the NABERS star rating
Australian Innovative Engineering | Manufacturing and Building Automation systems
AIE provides engineering services and automation solutions across a diversified range of industries from manufacturing plants wanting to take advantage of Industry 4.0 concepts, to Energy Management. Our Electrical Engineers provide both HV and LV designs, whilst our Automation Engineers offer Scada/HMI, PLC, Robotic and Machine Vision integrated solutions. We are able to provide complete turnkey systems, integrate sub-systems to your specification, and supply contract engineering services to mitigate your skill shortages.