Optimisation could be described as a thinking clock. It controls the time
at which the heating system is started so that the preheat period is only
as long as it is required, based on the desired internal temperature at
occupation, the thermal efficiency of the building and external conditions.
This function is also applied to the finishing time of occupation and the
heating turning off.
Both situations provide considerable energy savings and a function, which
is difficult to manage by hand.
In monitoring plant & equipment, BEMS now has the capability of
providing alarms to alert site personnel of failure or that conditions are
outside of limits.
The “thinking” clock
With improvements in technology BEMS has the ability to communicate with a remote ‘Front End’ which can be
monitored 24/7 by trained staff who can respond to the alarms and in a large number of cases remotely resolve
the fault without the need of site attendance by a field engineer and the subsequent call-out charge, thus saving
downtime and cost to the school.
Together with regular energy healthchecks Acivico’s knowledge and expertise in this area has made the BEMS
service a popular option with many schools.
Need to cut costs – take
control of your energy
For many years schools have controlled heating
systems manually through programmers, time
clocks or simply through the judgement of site
managers & supervisors.
As the size and complexity of schools increases
and with energy now accounting for a
significant proportion of the schools budget,
the management and control of energy use
within the building is important. Creating and
retaining comfortable learning conditions,
reducing waste and making savings on energy
costs are becoming important priorities for
How Acivico can help your
Managing and monitoring energy consumption
through Acivico’s Building Energy Management
System (BEMS) can achieve 10%-20% saving
compared to individual controllers such as time
The continuous monitoring of the building
through BEMS enables the building operator to
have a greater understanding of energy usage,
which often leads to highlighting problem
areas where plant is operating out of hours
resulting in unnecessary energy being used.
Acivico’s BEMS service can help to improve
management information, benefiting forward
planning and costing. It can also encourage
An important part of BEMS is weather
compensation and optimisation. Weather
compensation is a popular form of controlling
wet heating systems where radiators are fitted
and system designed. It is an automatic and
continuous element of control which varies the
flow temperature generated by the boiler as
the weather gets warmer thus maintaining a
constant space temperature whilst minimising
the amount of energy being used.