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BMS Controls Glossary



building management system (BMS) is a computer-based control system installed in buildings that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems.

A BMS is designed to improve the efficiency of a building’s operations and can be used to monitor and control energy use, thereby reducing the building’s carbon footprint. In addition to reducing energy costs, a well-designed BMS can also improve the comfort of occupants by providing optimal temperature and lighting conditions.

Many modern BMS are built on open platforms such as NiagaraAX from Tridium or Sedona Framework from Johnson Controls that allow for easy integration of different types of devices and systems. Other popular BMS platforms include Honeywell WEBs-AX, Schneider Electric EcoStruxure, and Siemens Building Technologies.