Building Optimisation, as a consultancy practice, is gaining momentum amongst landlords, building managers and facilities managers to help them protect and make the best use of their property as valuable corporate assets. Optimisation of heating systems for improvements in efficiency, comfort and maintenance, with the help of related information services is the key component in overall building optimisation.
It provides a continuous means of assessing performance of plant and building controls (BMS) and the effectiveness of maintenance programmes.
As a monitoring and advisory service it highlights questionable performance of heating controls and plant against “best practice” or their original commissioning standards. Local building services and (BMS) contractors are then instructed by clients or their FM’s to re-programme controls or to re-commission plant. Optimisation invariably involves the installation of hardware for acquisition of data from existing controls networks.
Unlike many Optimisation Consultants we adopt a “hands on” approach to heating optimisation and we interact with local controls and maintenance contractors for the benefit of our mutual client. We try to develop a team relationship with them by sharing of the system data that our Bureau remotely acquires and analyses. We can also agree with them, an action plan to be signed off by the building manager in order to address any issues.
Low cost remedial measures can be programmed into contracted maintenance regimes and visits at no additional cost. Signs of more serious threats to comfort or efficiency can be analysed by our Bureau and reported to the building manager and his contractors to provide an informed agenda for maintenance planning and budgeting meetings.
Our Bureau facilitates the continuous monitoring of Heating Systems to ensure it is operating and being maintained in a cost effective way with performance of plant and controls continually and visibly optimised and improved.
We have our own BMS specialists who are expert in systems integration and the FS HUB is a platform for both our OWT boiler optimisation and data acquisition from the BMS network. Its processing power ensures that we are on continuously on top of system performance for the peace of mind of the building manager and for the guidance of his contractors.
Our web-based dashboard is managed with absolute internet integrity and security. It is also capable of being developed on a bespoke basis for additional services and presentation of key financial and operational management information.