Building Management Systems – The Perfect Companions for Modular Buildings and Hospitals
Building management systems are the perfect solutions to help optimize energy use in hospital environments, and they’re especially efficient when installed from the earliest stages of construction or on the assembly line for modular buildings.
In fact, this is exactly the case with a recent £9.8m project for Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Chertsey, which will see a two-storey modular building erected on site to become a new Priority Assessment Unit.
The speed of offsite manufacturing and fitting out will allow earlier occupation to support the increased demand for emergency care. The offsite solution has been engineered to maintain patient flows between the existing facilities and the new unit, with continuous level floors throughout.
Furthermore, the building envelope has been designed to be highly thermally efficient to reduce running costs and carbon emissions, and the picture windows will have solar control glass and integral brise soleil sunshading.
HeatingSave – the Building Management System (BMS) of Choice for Modular Buildings and NHS Hospitals
A single HeatingSave system will control the comfort conditions within a single modular building. Modular buildings allow for cables to be effortlessly installed during manufacture to provide a low cost advanced heating/cooling and energy management system. Smart card access control can be installed on the front door and you won’t have to change the locks when a key is lost/stolen. Simply cancel the smart card, assign a new one and you are up and running in minutes. This can be done locally or at a central location.
Works on electric, IR heating panels, gas or oil
Infrared panels connected to HeatingSave’s occupancy management allows for typically 3KkW fan heaters or far IR panels to be turned on when people are around and off when they are not. Since both of these heating devices have a fast recovery rate, they work wonderfully well with HeatingSave; all the time monitoring and measuring the energy consumption.
Monitor and manage all utilities including water
It’s simple and cheap to install a pulse output water meter when the modular building is constructed. HeatingSave can monitor and alert on over-usage or leaks; emailing or Texting a cascading priority of people if things go wrong.