The Markle Foundation, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor New York, NY 10020
Buildings account for over 40% of energy consumption and over 72% of electricity consumption in the United States. Buildings also represent nearly 30% of national, and 24% of global, CO2 emissions. Building Management Systems (BMS) can cut energy use significantly when used as an energy management platform that gathers energy use data, analyzes load management, and implements energy saving operations. The BMS platform utilizes computing technology to gather data from subsystems sensors throughout the building including lighting, ventilation, security and safety systems, and other power systems in order to act as a clearing house for the data and implement an appropriate energy management solution to reduce energy and lower costs. Integral in this approach is a reliable network to facilitate data transfer and energy control.
BMS platforms range from the very basic to the complex. This meeting aims to look at the current BMS market and its integral components. What systems are vital to BMS operation? What building markets are most suitable BMS platforms of different complexities? How beneficial is a BMS system to a singular building and how beneficial is it to the overall market? What impact has it had on emissions, if any? Will BMSs play a central role or complimentary role in the greening of buildings and energy efficiency?