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Building management systems should be at the core of new scheme targeting residential energy efficiency projects

Building management systems (BMS) capable of significantly reducing energy expenditure within a building, while in the same time monitoring air and environmental quality, should be among the core solutions targeted within The Smart Finance for Smart Buildings project, which aims at making investments in residential energy efficiency projects more attractive to private investors. The EU-backed […]

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Building Management Systems for the Healthcare Sector – driving improvement for the patient experience

Patient satisfaction and overall outcomes are vital for most healthcare organizations nowadays, and smart building management systems (BMS) are playing a major role in driving improvement for the patient experience, experts have argued. Hospitals are re-examining how to maximize patient comfort, minimize wasted time and provide patients with as much control over their hospital stay […]

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Building management systems can help schools drive down energy use

Building management systems capable of collecting and interpreting big data, and then leveraging the results by adapting the heating systems’ functionality for optimum performance are some of the most important measures that could help schools drive down their energy bills, experts believe. The operation of educational facilities can be very complex. Additional energy consumption can […]

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Connected building management systems (BMS) can help hotels cut their energy use

Connected building management systems (BMS) will help hotels drive down their energy bills by optimizing consumption across guest rooms, but also by offering managers a set of very simple and useful control tools, experts believe. By using an intelligent BMS system, hotels will be able to manage their energy costs by automating tasks that traditionally […]

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Green businesses believe current industry energy efficiency targets are not ambitious enough, survey finds

The majority of green businesses believe current industry targets are not nearly as ambitious as they should be, a poll of Environmental Industry Commission (EIC) members published recently has suggested. The survey uncovered significant dissatisfaction over the government’s existing plans to improve energy productivity. Respondents called for a major overhaul of energy efficiency policies to […]

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Low-cost building management systems can help improve renters’ energy efficiency

Low-cost building management systems (BMS) can help bolster renters’ energy efficiency, which will become an increasingly important issue in the coming year as the UK government has recently launched a public consultation dedicated to this exact topic, a recent news report has been able to suggest. The regulations will govern how 300,000 privately rented homes […]

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UK government to commit £8.8m for smart energy management research

The UK government has announced plans to supply up to £8.8 million to develop innovative approaches to smart energy management, a recent news report has been able to suggest. The The Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition aims to drive innovation in the energy services market in three priority sectors: hospitality, retail and schools. It […]

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