Schneider Electric implements BMS to help ICM save energy

The BMS is expected to enable ICM to save energy while ensuring occupants' comfort through timer con

Schneider Electric, a provider of energy management systems, has implemented a building management system (BMS) at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle epiniere (ICM), a world center for medical research in Paris, to help the building achieve energy efficiency.

The technologies and services provided by Schneider Electric encompassing BMS, metering system, live monitoring, is expected to enable ICM to save energy while ensuring occupants' comfort through timer controls; lighting, heating and air-conditioning management systems.

The company has fitted the building with a total of almost 5,800 control points, 4,600 of which are for heating or air conditioning equipment, and 1,200 for electrical distribution and has provided specific control points for the ICM laboratories to monitor and control energy usage.

The BMS architecture uses real-time energy consumption management and monitoring software, to display energy usage levels of the building on two screens in the cafeteria and the ICM offices waiting room, via an energy consumption control panel.

Schneider Electric France president Frederic Abbal said that Schneider Electric has implemented technologies which will provide the ICM and its occupants with comfort, energy efficiency, flexibility and a promising development.

"By providing a 21 CFR part 11 compliant monitoring post, the Group has once again demonstrated its understanding of the particular needs of its health industry clients," Abbal said.