BGES helps building managers optimise estates

  • May 17, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

UK firm BGES Group has launched a range of technologies to help building managers optimise and decarbonise their estates.

The Assure portfolio joins the company’s recently expanded projects and service offerings, helping building managers tackle their energy and maintenance tasks.

The technologies in the Assure range address the triple challenge faced by building managers of improving comfort conditions, cutting carbon emissions and reducing operational costs. Nearly half of commercial buildings’ energy consumption comes from HVAC, of which 30% is usually wasted.

BGES installs and maintains hundreds of building control systems every year. Its flagship MeteoViva product uses self-adapting artificial intelligence to optimise buildings, creating an on-going comfortable indoor climate while guaranteeing a reduction in energy use with no up-front project costs.

Included in the range is the SkySpark, which automatically analyses data from a site’s BMS to identify issues. This improves performance, reduces downtime and increases operational savings.

The portfolio also includes Optergy open-source EMS metering software that allows users to monitor and control building compliance, energy and tenant utilities usage within a building. Optergy is accredited by the Nabers building performance rating system and gives estates managers a real-time estimate of their buildings’ Nabers rating to understand how they are performing. The software also integrates with Bacnet. Modbus and Rest protocols.

BGES’s service division provides proactive and reactive technical support for building management systems. The company has expanded its remote ECC energy and control centre, which operates 365 days a year, and is introducing software that will improve engineer response times to maintenance issues. The software will give live status updates to the client and BGES back-of-house support services.

ECC engineers look after 300 connected sites, equating to 7500 cases a year. Buildings under the care of the ECC operate in optimal conditions for at least 97% for the year and achieve a 90% call out avoidance rate, saving time and money that would otherwise be wasted on downtime and unnecessary callouts.

“We’re committed to providing estates teams with a one-stop shop to help them get the best out of their buildings, and that’s why we’ve invested heavily in upgrading our product and service offering,” said Gareth Barber, managing director of BGES Group. “With our open and honest approach to smart building technologies, we’re helping estates teams make informed decisions on the best route to decarbonising their estates.”