WEMS wireless energy management slashes electricity costs in Dubai

Published:  03 August, 2016

WEMS, wireless, energy management, BMS, BEMS

A WEMS wireless energy-management system is already realising reductions in energy consumption of up to 54% in 31 laboratories and public-health buildings belonging to Dubaiís Ministry of Environment & Water (MoEW). Installed by TSM, the projects are the first of three planned phases which cover multiple sites across the country.

Faced with increases to the underlying cost of electricity, the single biggest utility cost in typical Middle East buildings), a complete WEMS solution was installed into buildings specified by MoEW.

Before the WEMS system was installed, there was a lack of remote visibility of the plant operating in the buildings, which meant that the MoEW was running blind and unable to see how or whether any energy-saving schemes were making an impact.

However, the main motivator was the reliance on manual intervention and good housekeeping to ensure lighting was switched off at night and air conditioning disabled. These two electrical loads make up most of the electricity bill.

The WEMS MX range offered a simplified engineering process and reduced installation time by around 30% ó enabling TSM to put forward a much stronger business case than with a hard-wired solution.

Energy savings in the first three months after installation ranged from 48% for the laboratory building in Ras al-Khaimah, 39% at buildings in Al Fujairah, 38% in Al Dhaid and 29% at Sharjah.

In the first month a 54% reduction in energy use was achieved at Ras al-Khaimah.

For more information on this story, click here: August 2016, 137

comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
November 2017: DIGITAL EDITION
ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Show

Jobs

  • Intermediate / Senior Mechanical Engineer

    The Mechanical team undertake the design and specification of a range of Mechanical building services in a lead or supporting role, depending on project complexity and scale. You should demonstrate a flexible approach to design and team working and wil......

  • Senior Urban Designer

     Applicants will be Master’s Degree qualified Architects / Urban Designers, with a strong portfolio of work highlighting a variety of projects at a range of scales and types, with strong focus on regeneration, infrastructure-led projects and major develo......

  • Principal Structural Engineer

    We are currently recruiting on behalf of a global client, with a diverse range of award winning projects to their name. Their experience spans a host of market sectors, including transport, infrastructure, defence, scientific, education, high-tech and ......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"