Clean technology group ENER-G has launched a new tamper-proof building energy management system (BEMS) – called E-MAGINE - that is pre-engineered to provide fast installation and and commissioning, and assured lifetime delivery on energy costs and carbon savings.
ENER-G estimates that E-MAGINE can reduce energy usage by up to 25% and save costs on capital purchase, commissioning and on-going maintenance.
“We have tackled two major system flaws that prevent many building energy management systems from delivering their projected cost and carbon savings over their lifetime,” said Dr Cedric Rodrigues, Managing Director of ENER-G Controls.
He explained: “E-MAGINE is pre-configured to recognised standards for control strategies, without compromising flexibility, so it avoids the usual deviations in system performance caused by inconsistent programming. By defining the system prior to installation, customers benefit from control strategies that are repeatable and not reliant on an individual engineer’s programming skills. This also generates faster, lower cost commissioning.
“A second classic flaw in BEMS is that over time various users adjust the settings and gradually erode the energy efficiency benefits that the BEMS was designed for in the first place. E-MAGINE locks-in optimal settings, so that the BEMS achieves peak performance throughout its lifetime.”
E-MAGINE uses the latest in IT and internet technology to provide a fully scalable, integrated control system that can be customised for optimum control and management of all heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting applications. Through the use of open protocols it can integrate seamlessly with existing back office systems and third party building control systems and equipment.
A key component of E-MAGINE is its integrated front-end energy management tool, E-VISION. This online tool serves the needs of designers, installers and end users to design, commission, control, analyse and manage energy usage remotely. Using its advanced analysis and reporting capabilities, building owners and operators can optimise a building’s energy performance to achieve lower carbon dioxide emissions and lifetime costs, and comply with different types of energy legislation and standards.
Designed and manufactured in the UK to recognised quality and European standards, E-MAGINE is aimed at the industrial, commercial and residential markets, and can measure and control energy usage across single and multiple buildings, or an entire property portfolio. It is available via accredited e-partners, or directly from ENER-G Controls.
It is suitable for a broad range of applications – from primary energy sources, such as boilers, chillers, cooling towers, dehumidification systems and warm air heaters, through to secondary systems, such as HVAC, fan coils, domestic hot water and air filtration systems. It can manage indoor air quality by accurately sensing and controlling the temperature, humidity and fresh air needs of a building.
E-MAGINE comprises modules such as: E-VISION, an online energy management tool; E-SERVE, a communications hub; E-GATE, a router/network expander; E-TOUCH, a room/zone controller; E-CONTROL, a universal controller; E-EXPAND, an I/O expansion module; and E-POWER, a power supply unit.