Building Management Systems (BMS) control a range of sensors and devices within a building passive and active facilities. They use a combination of hardware devices (sensors, actuators, communication networks, controllers (PLC, DDC) and software modules such as control algorithms, communication protocols, supervisory software and graphical and or machine interfaces. We provide a topology and classification of the BMS systems according to the level of sophistication (the tasks and information BMS can handle) and smartness. BMS are fundamental mediators to implement energy efficient measures, monitor energy performance and ultimately progress towards an advanced level of automation, predictability, interoperability with the users and with the future distributed energy production, storage and consumption.
# EN 15232 Standard