Building Management Systems (BMS) are integral to the building design and there are countless solutions for building control in the market. Also, many systems control one part of the building such as the lighting or blinds. There are other systems that are specific to a control level such as at supervisory level for plant control.
So the choice of a BMS can be daunting, especially as design segments of the building project can often be siloed in their approach.
As an integrator if you have a protocol that can act at all levels then the system designer can mitigate risk and manage control of multiple systems. It also means that the architect can offer their client effective control solutions and guaranteed interoperability.
For a protocol to be effective across all building systems and at all control levels it must deliver the following:
Functionality & Performance
The BMS solution you chose must give you all the flexibility during the design phase with the assurance that it will work as designed!
Paul is an intelligent buildings expert. He has been involved in engineering since he was 16, beginning as an apprentice. Starting in the aircraft industry, in maintenance and later R&D and then 20 years living in continental Europe. Working in the construction sector and eventually establishing his own company in France concentrating in all aspects of renewables, intelligent technologies and low energy building techniques. He returned to the UK in to 2012, and completed a Masters in Architecture and the built environment. Since then he has worked in project management and business development.
Now, as KNX Business Manager for Theben UK he believes in the positive impact that properly designed, fully integrated building automation technology can have for the health, wellbeing and sustainability of both a building and those using it.