Smart Building Controls with Nano BEMS

Introduction

Smart Building Controls are able to have an increasing impact to create healthy, productive workplace environments.  The physical environment can affect productivity in areas such as lighting, humidity, temperature and air quality.  The advent of Nano BEMS brings the latest smart buildings technology to a range of smaller buildings, where traditional BEMS has been considered too expensive. This presentation will provide an insight into how Smart Building Controls using Nano BEMS can improve workplace environments and operate using less energy based on case studies from different market segments.

Description

The correct design and application of Smart Building Controls in smaller properties is crucial in order to improve workplace environments and the presentation will focus on the following key areas: -

  1. Unified services designed to provide healthy environments for workers through the provision of heating, ventilation, lighting, air conditioning & at desk services.
  2. Environmental effects on workers such as temperature, CO2 levels, natural and artificial light.
  3. How male and female workers are affected in different ways.
  4. Examples of how Smart Building Controls can give workers a greater level of control of their workplace environment and opportunities to play a part in improving energy efficiency.
  5. Using Nano BEMS technology to provide Big Data and towards improving business results.
  6. Acoustic Design – Coordinated with engineering services design a combination of using sound dampening surfaces and improved noise attenuation in ventilation systems and automatic noise monitoring systems that drive behavioral change for staff to make less noise and a range of practical measures like giving workers headsets. This will result in a reduction of adverse conditions related to high levels of noise in the workplace such as Stress and increased blood pressure.
  7. Best practices for the deployment of Smart Building Controls in SME properties.

Recommendations

  1. The inclusion of Smart Building Controls using Nano BEMS for Workplace Environments should be considered by Architects and Engineers at an earlier stage in the planning and design process.
  2. Modern technologies can be configured to provide real-time feedback on the performance of the workplace environment.
  3. Workplace environments can be designed to be adaptive in order to suit particular processes
  4. A suitable ratings model for workplace environments should be developed from existing guidelines and standards.


Speaker

Graeme Robertson, VP Sales & Marketing at NetThings

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Graeme has worked in the field of energy management for over 27 years and began his career as one of the first batch of UK graduates in energy engineering, back when only two degree courses were available in the UK.

During his early years Graeme worked in the field of Building Energy Management Systems, progressively building on a strong technical background to encompass security, lighting control, life safety and systems integration before moving into site based project management and later business development.

Graeme has written in numerous technical publications including a chapter in the book “Advanced Engineering Technologies in Healthcare” published by the Royal Chartered Institute of Mechanical Engineering.

Graeme now works in the role of VP Sales & Marketing for NetThings – a team of software developers, engineers, technologists and visionaries based in Edinburgh, Scotland, creating the ‘next big thing’ in real-time monitoring and control.