BGES Group launches ASSURE: a range of smart building technologies

BGES Group has launched a range of award-winning technologies, to help building managers optimise and decarbonise their estates.

The ASSURE product portfolio sits alongside a newly expanded Projects and Service offering, giving building managers a complete, turnkey solution to tackling their energy and maintenance challenges.

Best-in-class

The technologies in the ASSURE range address the triple challenge faced by building managers: improving comfort conditions, cutting carbon emissions, and reducing operational costs. 45% of commercial buildings’ energy consumption comes from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), of which 30% is usually wasted.

BGES Group installs and maintains hundreds of building control systems every year, and takes a non-biased, honest approach to smart building technologies. The company undertook extensive research and analysis to identify the best technologies available in the industry. They include flagship product MeteoViva – which uses self-adapting artificial intelligence technology to optimise buildings, creating an on-going comfortable indoor climate while guaranteeing a reduction in energy use with no up-front project costs.

Also included in the range is the award-winning SkySpark – which automatically analyses data from a site’s BMS to identify issues. This improves performance, reduces downtime, and increases operational savings.

The portfolio also includes Optergy – open-source EMS metering software that allows users to monitor and control building compliance, energy, and tenant utilities usage within a building. Optergy is accredited by NABERS – the leading building performance rating system – and gives estates managers a real-time estimate of their buildings’ NABERS rating, to truly understand how they are performing. The software also integrates with BACnet. Modbus, and REST protocols.

Improved service offering

BGES Group – which is undergoing a strong period of growth – has also made significant investments in its Service division, which provides proactive and reactive technical support for building management systems.

The company has expanded its remote Energy and Control Centre (eCC), which operates 365 days a year, and is introducing new software that will improve engineer response times to maintenance issues. The software will give live status updates to the client and BGES back-of-house support services.

BGES eCC engineers currently look after 300 connected sites, equating to 7500 cases a year. Buildings under the care of the eCC operate in optimal conditions for at least 97% for the year and achieve a 90% call out avoidance rate, saving customers time and money that would otherwise be wasted on downtime and unnecessary callouts.

New website

BGES Group has recently launched a new website to reflect its improved product and service offering, including clear product guidance for building managers, examples of best practice and sector-specific case studies.

Gareth Barber, Managing Director at BGES Group says, “We’re committed to providing estates teams with a ‘one stop shop’ to help them get the best out of their buildings, and that’s why we’ve invested heavily in upgrading our product and service offering. With our open and honest approach to smart building technologies, we’re helping estates teams make informed decisions on the best route to decarbonising their estates.”

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