Unique Intelligent Building Management System for Swansea Metropolitan University

Everyone is looking to save energy costs these days as wholesale prices of oil and gas constantly increase. The pressure is on to try and balance energy efficiency with sustainable consumption and minimum environmental impact. Swansea Metropolitan University based in South Wales, UK, has been a major centre for the delivery of vocational higher education since 1853. The University employs more than 500 staff and teaches more than 6,000 students. The Welsh Assembly (Welsh government) sets energy targets for large organizations to achieve, and by doing so they receive rebates in the form of tax credits. So, investing in an integrated building management solution optimizes energy efficiency, indoor climate, security, and safety of buildings for small enterprises up to large university campuses. The goal for SMU was to create the best possible learning environment while reducing capital and operating expenditures, so recently the university commissioned a new energy saving Building Management System (BMS) which needed to be custom built to specific requirements. This was implemented by Highland Services, HardwarePT, and the University M&E maintenance department with SCADA automation software provided by Bubble Automation. Continue reading