Building Energy Management Systems
An Application to Heating, Natural Ventilation, Lighting and Occupant Satisfaction
Energy management systems are used to monitor building temperature inside and outside buildings and control the boilers and coolers. Energy efficiency is a major cost issue for commerce and industry and of growing importance on university syllabuses. Fully revised and updated, this text considers new developments in the control of low energy and HVAC systems and contains two new chapters.
Written for practising engineers (essential for control engineers) and energy managers in addition to being essential reading for under/postgraduate courses in building services and environmental engineering.
Table of Contents
The development and use of BEMS. The outstation. The BEMS central station. Commissioning, sick building syndrome and occupant feedback. Sensors and their responses. Basic control. Pid three term direct digital control. Building heat loss and heating. Compensation. Optimiser control. Control of natural ventilation. Monitoring and targeting. Index.
"the book is very readable and will provide anyone new to the subject with a good grounding...excellent" - Energy World
"Any student of building services engineering, or any working graduate engineer embarking on a career in energy management, is going to find this a very useful single volume on building control." - The Resource