Improving Building Management System ( Bms ) Essays
It is noted that commercial sector is the most accelerated sector in New Zealand Economy. The value added from this sector in 2014 is about 44% of GDP and the share has doubled from 1990’s ’s GDP (MBIE, 2015). The rapid growth of this sector, indeed, require support from various input factor such as energy. Despite low value, the energy intensity of commercial sector has increased steadily by 1.2 % since 1990.
As part of educational services, The University of Auckland (UoA) has faced the challenge to optimize stakeholder’s productivity by increasing and upgrading facilities and equipment and more extended hours in academic and research activities. One of the key factor in determining energy intensity in the commercial sector is energy intensity use in the building. UoA has implemented some measure to reduce energy intensity by improving building management system (BMS). As an illustration, the implementation of BMS at Whittaker Hall since 2008 has reduced energy intensity by half in 2014. Consequently, the fuel and electricity bill would decline significantly (UoA, www.auckland.ac.nz, 2015). This does not include other benefits such as operation cost, capital reduction, environmental, etc.
The objective of this energy audit is primary to assess the viability of implementing an energy efficiency measures to reduce energy consumption per unit of product output or to lower operating costs in Owen G. Glenn Building, The University of Auckland. In this audit, a…