Energy management is a set of all measures that need to be planned and implemented to consume as much energy as possible to achieve the appropriate comfort. The goal is to provide a quality microclimate in the buildings with minimal energy costs and pre-contamination of environmental pollution. Effective use of energy resources and responsible energy management of energy consumption in buildings solves three main problems:
- Ecological - significantly reduces carbon emissions from buildings as a result of the rational use of energy resources (including renewable energy sources) and reduced energy consumption.
- Economically - the energy budget is significantly improved as a result of reduced energy consumption.
- Social - Optimal comfort of living in buildings is created due to adequate management of energy costs.
Using monitoring, control and optimization of energy used, energy management helps to achieve the energy efficiency of buildings.
A key element for effective energy management is the introduction of an energy management system (CEM). Modern energy management systems closely integrate hardware and software solutions designed specifically for automated control and monitoring of all power-consuming buildings in the building.
In the modern buildings are installed computerized modules for control and regulation of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, security, lighting and fire safety systems. More efficient use of energy is based on a detailed knowledge of its consumption. For this reason, energy monitoring systems are also installed in buildings to continuously monitor, analyze, check and record energy consumption. Energy consumption monitoring usually covers all forms of energy use.