Energy Management Systems (EMS) play a huge part in ensuring that today’s commercial buildings perform efficiently – a topic which Synapsys Solutions will be addressing at the forthcoming Smart Buildings Show.

With cooler temperatures and Winter looming, it is critical that ongoing adjustments are made in a building to reflect seasonal changes as this can make a significant difference to energy consumption and overall costs.

A Building Management System (BMS) is a good place to start as it provides real-time control of a building’s plant. However, to make meaningful changes to energy consumption, the data acquired from the BMS and energy monitoring solution must be processed and interpreted – and that’s where an EMS comes in.

An EMS provides a comprehensive view of your energy usage allowing you to analyse current and historic trends in energy usage. With access to detailed analysis, a building owner or manager can understand how energy is used within a building and pinpoint anomalies such as, underperforming plant or energy wastage issues.

Through analysis of data provided by the EMS, analytics providers can determine control strategies which will then be fed back into the building’s BMS which is pivotal for unlocking potential energy savings and improving efficiency. To find out more about how an EMS could benefit your building, come along to the Smart Buildings Show at the Barbican in London on Wednesday 7th November for a CPD-Accredited presentation on The Role of EMS. Matt Gardner, of Synapsys Solutions will present this in the CPD Theatre at 11.30. Alternatively, you can talk to a member of the team at stand G1.

Matt Gardner, business development manager for Synapsys Solutions said: “There is an increasing focus on delivering an effective energy management strategy to ensure a sustainable building. This can be easily achieved through combining a BMS, an energy monitoring solution and data analytics to enable building owners and managers to be better informed and identify potential savings.”