Building Controls & Automation

  • Meeting metering standards

    By BSEE on February 26, 2014
    When it comes to adhering to the EU’s strict carbon emission reduction targets and qualifying for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, metering accuracy plays a pivotal role as Trevor S. Palmer, Managing Director at Sontay, explains. With precise and reliable metering acting as one of the primary tools for proving that the building services sector can minimise fuel […]
  • The future of room automation

    By BSEE on February 26, 2014
    The industry is constantly under pressure to provide more efficient, automated  buildings which produce less waste and higher energy savings; but as costs continue to soar this is increasingly proving to be more of a challenge. Here Mark Redfern of Wieland Electric looks at how the use of components which are quick to install and easy to handle are making […]
  • Raising awareness of energy saving

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    By Steve Harrison, President of the Building Controls industry Association At recent industry discussions about how to raise awareness of demand-side energy issues with government, it became clear that we’ve been hiding our achievements rather than shouting about them.   Supply-side policies have dominated the debate about how the UK can meet its energy requirements. Energy suppliers have the ear […]
  • In it for the long run

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    Getting the design and construction of a new structure right is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ensuring truly sustainable long term building performance. Here Daniel Kittow, Managing Director of ABEC, explains why retaining a specialist building controls company after completion makes financial and environmental sense for a smooth transition through handover and beyond.   It […]
  • Setting standards for the industry

    By BSEE on January 14, 2014
    By Steve Harrison, President of the Building Controls Industry Association Many sectors in construction have called for greater recognition of their significance by other professionals in the industry. We all want to have our say at the earliest stage, and to ensure that we are allotted both the appropriate payment for and the time to do our jobs well. The […]
  • Another successful show

    By BSEE on January 14, 2014
    There is no avoiding the fact that building controls are now at the top of the agenda in the building services industry and nowhere was this more apparent than at Building Controls Sandown Park which took place in October 2013. On show was a huge variety of different products and services from some of the leading manufacturers in the industry […]
  • Tackle uncertainty by taking control

    By BSEE on December 2, 2013
    An interesting conference took place in London in October: Energy Live 2013. Energy managers, facilities managers and related professions gathered to find out where their energy costs might be going in the next few years. The news wasn’t surprising – or good. Energy prices seem to be heading ever-upward. Some were hinting that if the UK finds itself with a […]
  • The importance of training for our industry

    By BSEE on October 31, 2013
    As the drive to energy efficiency continues, controls and building energy management systems are a point of focus for specifiers and end-users alike. Now is the time that our sector can step forward to offer clear advice and support on measuring, monitoring and managing energy use. However, the onus is also on the controls industry to ensure that we are […]
  • Short term gains and long term strategy

    By BSEE on October 30, 2013
    Increasing numbers of organisations of all sizes are now choosing to take a more comprehensive view of carbon reduction because that’s where the real savings lie, says Paul Summers, CEO of WEMSinternational. The popular approach to carbon reduction over the last few years has been to target the low-hanging fruit or fast fixes of energy saving. However, it’s now becoming […]
  • All together now

    By BSEE on October 30, 2013
    Devising and implementing an energy management strategy across a number of disparate buildings can seem an overwhelming and intimidating task. John O’Leary, Key Account Manager at Trend Control Systems demystifies the process and explains how to maximise the potential of a Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). The vast majority of organisations are looking to optimise their energy use however, developing […]