Managing the energy and other needs in buildings efficiently and intelligently can have considerable benefits. A building energy management system (BEMS) is a sophisticated method to monitor and control the building's energy needs. Next to energy management, the system can control and monitor a large variety of other aspects of the building regardless of whether it is residential or commercial. Examples of these functions are heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting or security measures.
Building Energy Management Systems
Building Energy Management Systems are integrated, computerised systems used to monitor and control specific energy-related building services plant and equipment, which will typically include HVAC systems, lighting and power systems.
Building Energy Management Systems
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:MexicoRelation to CTCN:Network Member
In 1990 the Energy Efficiency Trust FIDE was created as a private non-profit corporation with the purpose of encouraging electric energy savings and promoting the development of a culture for the rational use of electricity. It is part of a Public-Private Partnership between the National Electrical Public Utility CFE, the Ministry of Energy SENER, the National Chambers of Construction Enterprises and Chambers of Electrical Manufacturers and Industries.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:ChileRelation to CTCN:Network Member
The Chilean Energy Efficiency Agency (AChEE) is a private-law foundation/non-profit, which aims to study, evaluate and promote information and development of initiatives related to efficient use of energy. AChEE has developed initiatives reducing the impact of climate change, especially with regards to reducing energy consumption.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:ChileRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
PUCV has expertise in the areas of clean production, sustainable development, mitigation technologies and renewable energy project design and implementation. They have participated in the TRITON (Industrial Water Treatment and Recycling) Network made up by 8 Ibero American countries (Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Colombia and Chile), in the Agora Partnerships Network and in the CompiteMAS® Program, where it was one of the four awardees of the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge Award, promoted and funded by the USA State Department.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:FranceRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
Artelys is an independent company specialised in optimization, decision support and modeling. The company supports an effective planning and implementation of the energy transition using state-of-art quantitative techniques including cost-benefit assessment, impact assessment, scenario building and development of a city-level energy/climate master plan.
Please refer to the following link https://www.artelys.com/reports/ for Aterlys reports and publications.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:EcuadorRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
Efficacitas Consulting was founded in 1994 with the mission to work for sustainable resource management throughout Latin America, providing consulting services in energy, environment and sustainable development. Efficacitas fulfils its mission with professional competence and ethics by providing technical assistance, driven by excellence and innovation, to companies, governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in natural resource management and conservation.
Once various energy efficiency measures have been deployed in a building, energy management and performance improvements can be put in place as a set of tools to: (1) Ensure energy systems’ performance meet the design intention, through proper commissioning during building handover procedure. (2) Monitor, evaluate and manage the energy performance to optimise occupants’ comfort and a building’s functions, while maintaining energy efficiency, through Building Energy Management System (BEMS).
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:EcuadorRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerTA proponent
IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:JapanRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge Partner
The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.
Researchers at Santa Clara University have developed a robust easy-to-implement and cost effective method to quantify real-time energy efficiencies of building facilities based on carbon offsets. This carbon meter can be used to forecast energy demand and to predict energy savings from better HVAC systems or better building materials. It can also be used to optimally size both existing and new HVAC systems boosting energy savings by 10-50%.