In the majority of buildings in Saudi Arabia the single largest source of power consumption is the HVAC (Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. Yet up to 40 percent of the energy required to run the system is wasted through either old or inefficient installation, or uncontrolled usage of air conditioning.
Individuals can take some very simple steps to better manage their energy usage, for example by setting the AC system temperature to 23 degrees Centigrade and not leaving rooms and offices empty while ACs are left running.
For really effective control of energy consumption the installation of a Building Management System (BMS) will also realise significant cost savings.
Founded in Saudi Arabia in 1995 as a subsidiary of Abunayyan Holding, ECO has a track record in inventing and introducing building management systems (BMS) to the local market. Today you will find a product or a solution where Abunayyan has its footprint in virtually every street in the Kingdom.
“We focus on developing integrated solutions using our in-house expertise to make buildings perform more efficiently and provide a more comfortable home or work environment,” says Said Reda, chief executive officer. .
ECO introduced its first BMS to control and automate buildings in 2000. A decade later, and through partnering with global leaders in the water and power sector like Schneider Electric and Eaton Corporation, ECO has developed fully-fledged integrated solutions for better systems performance, greater user friendliness, and improved efficiency.
An intelligent BMS which will automatically control operations based on one’s presence in the office or home, or adjust it to operate on scheduled timings. By adding intelligence to the automation system energy savings of between 25-40% are achievable. The IBMS can also control lighting as well as any other energy consuming devices and equipment based on the real needs.
“The more we integrate systems together with proper operational philosophies, the more energy saving results we will achieve. That has to be good news for the individual, good news for the environment and good news for the Kingdom as we seek to maximise the value of our natural resources,” Said Reda concluded.