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Building Controls - A Summary

Building controls and automation play a key role in making buildings functional, safe, comfortable and above all efficient. To achieve this, most commercial buildings incorporate Building Management Systems (BMS) that monitor control and integrate the buildings mechanical and electrical services and equipment such as heating ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems and security systems. 

We refer to Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) when regulating and monitoring energy related building services, plant and equipment such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and even lighting. The complexity of these systems may vary but whatever the size and structure, well designed, installed and commissioned systems would maximise energy conversation and reduce harmful emissions.

The ECA and Building Controls

ECA members who design, install and/or maintain Building Controls/BMS/BEMS offer the highest level of assurance to their clients through independent auditing against industry standards, plus the ECA guarantees of work, technical, business and industry support.

By joining the ECA as a Building Controls specialist, your business will gain full membership of the ECA and receive all the benefits and support from the UK's leading trade association.


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