Building Controls


This EMA Energy Manager’s guide is designed to give you some basic information and guidance on understanding the options and how to approach the procurement of building controls. The control of energy in buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of tried and tested systems incorporating both mature and innovative technologies. The main reason for this the application of minimum requirements is the perceived overly technical nature of the solutions and hence the resulting complexity issues when operating them.

The BRE Trust is the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment; and funded the production of this publication. Set up in 2002 to advance knowledge, innovation and communication for public benefit, the Trust uses all profits made by the BRE Group to fund new research and education programmes that will help to meet its goal of ‘building a better world together’.

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is a world leading multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve the built environment through research and knowledge generation.

This guide was written by Dr. Andy Lewry; a Fellow of the Energy Managers Association and a Chartered Engineer with 18 years’ experience within the Carbon/Energy Management Industry preceded by a further 10 years within the Environmental/Construction Sectors.

Download Building Controls Energy Manager’s Guide from the EMA

Download the Energy Management and Building Controls Briefing from the BRE

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