Over the last 3 years we have optimised HVAC / BeMS up and down the country and have recognised that there is a lack of understanding of how BeMS should operate in commercial buildings. As a result end users are paying the price in rising energy bills.
The FM’s are typically responsible for 75-80% of the total energy being consumed in commercial buildings, with 40-50% of this being managed through the BeMS. To address this, we will be releasing a series eLearning courses to help educate maintenance and FM teams around understanding, operating and optimising BeMS.
If you are a Facility Manager, an Electrical Engineer or someone wishing to find out more, our BeMS eLearning Courses take around 45 minutes to complete. The courses are a Plain English introduction to some of the terminology and applications used by BeMS engineers and BeMS operators. There is a post assessment of 10 questions of which the engineer is expected to successfully pass at 80% or above to achieve the Certificate of Completion.
Optimised Buildings has partnered with Optimised Learning to bring eLearning to the Building Controls Industry
Building energy Management Systems (BEMS) are a specialist skill in the field of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC). It is a fact there is a shortage of basic understanding of these systems.
In a typical commercial building, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning consume approximately 40% of the total energy usage. Cooling uses more electricity than any other single energy-consuming device. Heating has a similar story; both of these topics are covered in our eLearning courses Understanding BeMS Cooling and Understanding BeMS Heating.
Our courses give you an insight to using your BeMS to maximise efficiency, even modest improvements may yield substantial energy savings and attractive paybacks. Passive or 'natural' cooling can be provided by good ventilation, this removes warm internal air and replaces it with cooler external air.
This strategy is covered in Understanding BeMS Air Conditioning and finally Understanding BeMS Basics tells us how to measure, manage and control HVAC – normalising some of the jargon around controls and explaining how you BeMS can be set to work.
Blended Face to Face Training
The benefits of Face-to-Face Learning are beyond the good lunches! It means engineers can focus, engage with other delegates as well as our facilitator who has over 25 years experience within the Building Controls Industry. It also gives engineer to have a one to one session if any problem arises.
Our Blended BeMS Courses start with “PART ONE”, which provides each student with a clear concise introduction to the component parts of a Building Energy Management System in an interactive 45-minute eLearning experience. This includes a commentary on some of the acronyms and vernacular used by controls engineers.
PART TWO is where students gather to discuss their findings and dive deeper in to the fundamentals of a Building energy Management System. Navigating a building HVAC system with controls applications. Returning to the Energy Managers office looking at what can be achieved by optimising the Building energy Management System supervisor software, including how to better to understand alarms, and the importance of seasonal adjustments.