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BMSI’s aviation team joins forces with MACE to volunteer at local church near Heathrow

BMSI’s aviation team recently rolled up their sleeves for a day of volunteering at a local church near Heathrow Airport. The event, organised in collaboration with MACE, is a testament to BMSI’s commitment to community engagement and giving back to the local area.

 

The day may have started wet, but the team’s spirits remained high as they got to work transforming the Church’s overgrown outside area. Heathrow Airport, which is home to BMSI’s Aviation Region, has always encouraged suppliers to actively engage in the local community and support charities actively working to improve people’s lives. As a company dedicated to fostering its social values, this project was the ideal opportunity for BMSI to prove its commitment to the Heathrow community.

 

MACE, a valued partner in this initiative, allocates two days of volunteering for their staff every year. Whether it’s repainting a play centre, school, or community hub, MACE employees dedicate their time and effort to making a positive impact in the community. When the chance arose for BMSI to participate in a volunteering initiative alongside our long-standing customer MACE, it was a no-brainer. BMSI were only too happy to not only contribute to a great cause – but also solidify the great comradery and partnerships being nurtured via our work at Heathrow.

 

Gary Rackham, Regional Manager at BMSI, shared his insights on the day saying, “The day was exhausting, but we managed to have a laugh and a bit of banter throughout. It was a rewarding experience, helping us bond with colleagues and bringing us closer to the MACE team who we work so closely with day in day out. The BBQ the team put on after was top-notch too!

 

The church was genuinely grateful for our hard work and for our tool donations – which we hope make a genuine difference in maintaining the groundwork we’ve put in place. Working in the area every single day over at Heathrow, it’s good to know that we’re doing our part to give back to the local community.”

 

BMSI will not be stopping at this one-time effort either, alongside MACE, we have agreed to organise a 5-a-side football event that is currently scheduled for November. Watch this space for more information about how you can get involved.

 

Interested in joining our team and being part of a company that cares? Aviation is just one of BMSI’s seven outstanding regions – and we currently have vacancies and career opportunities in multiple locations across the UK. To find out more, plus the benefits of working for the UK’s leading BMS solutions provider, contact hr@bmsi.co.uk.

 

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions we provide, contact our sales team.

 

 

BMSI Shortlisted as BCIA Awards 2020 Finalist!

BMSI is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2020 Building Controls Industry Awards in the Energy Management Award.

 

The BCIA Awards have been recognising outstanding innovations, effectual project delivery and advanced product development across the controls and BEMS industry for many years and we are thrilled to announce that our work in helping Heathrow Airport to successfully lower their carbon footprint has been recognised by the panel for this year’s Energy Management Award.

 

Commenting on the announcement, and looking ahead to the event itself, BMSI Sales Director, James Smith, commented:

 

“We look forward to attending the BCIA’s next month – the event is always a highlight for the team to enjoy and will no doubt be a great evening of celebration for all.

 

Being recognised as finalists in such a  strong category continues to mark 2020 as a hugely successful and progressive year for BMSI and we feel extremely confident of our credentials as an Energy Management Award finalist. As we continue to expand upon and develop the innovative work employed at Heathrow, Terminal 5 by our exceptional team, the BCIA’s will be the perfect opportunity to reflect upon a successful project and toast to an even more exciting year ahead.”

 

To learn more about the initiatives deployed at Heathrow, Terminal 5 and how they’ve contributed to the reduction in energy usage at the airport, click here.

 

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BMSI Help Heathrow to reduce Carbon Footprint

Heathrow Airport is a huge consumer of electrical power and as such any initiative that works to reduce electrical energy saves the airport considerable sums of money, and improves their carbon footprint.

One area of focus is the HVAC controls and the Air Handling Units in particular.  Even small adjustments to these systems can significantly improve the working environment and passenger areas.

To contribute to reducing energy usage at Heathrow Airport, BMSI identified where the most energy was being consumed and subsequently the most appropriate units to install for the most efficient upgrade.

The traditional belt-driven fan motors were replaced with innovative energy-efficient EC Fan Motors. Then, using the existing Trend BMS controls, BMSI were able to further reduce the motor speeds and keep the working environment for passenger areas.

Benefits have not only been the reduction in noise from the change of fans, but via the high level interfaces we now have a better understanding and control of the systems overall, with each EC fan being monitored via the Modbus interface.  This has been supplemented by other projects, including installing additional sensors to export all the Trend data to a Heathrow Global Scape SFTP server.

This has enabled the Trend BMS system configuration to be altered to further reduce the energy consumption at Terminal 5 and at the same time keeping the working passenger environments constant.

“BMSi have consistently provided an expert and professional service with regards to our Building Management Systems pan Airport. BMSi are always willing to help, no matter how complex the project is. They also provide a thorough understanding of Heathrow’s unique customer base. Their professionalism runs throughout the company from the Engineers on the shop floor through to their administration team and project managers. BMSI always going that extra mile to ensure Heathrow have optimised HVAC controls, as demonstrated in the recent EC Fans project that is saving 10Gwh per year and therefore £1.2 million on this project alone.  I look forward to continuing to work with BMSI.”

Andy Dobbs, Energy Project Manager, Heathrow Airport.

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BMSI continue to strive for energy efficiency at Heathrow

BMSI are currently replacing traditional belt-driven fan motors at Heathrow airport with innovative energy-efficient EC Fan Motors.

 

In addition to providing vast energy savings and helping to contribute to a greener environment at Heathrow, EC motors also eliminate the need for maintaining and replacing the fan belts in the future!

 

Here’s a photo on completion of one fan being changed on-site…

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BMSI help Heathrow to Reduce Carbon Emission with Electric Van

BMSI are helping Heathrow to achieve their carbon emissions targets by using a 100% electric vehicle on site.

 

Hoping to lead the way to a more energy-efficient future, BMSI’s Nissan NV200 electric van is already having a tangible, positive impact on air quality at Heathrow Airport. Used to transfer equipment and deliveries around the site, statistics from the last two years of using the van have demonstrated impressive savings across the board.

 

BMSI’s Regional Manager for Aviation, Gary Rackham, is proud to extol the benefits of BMSI’s latest green-focused endeavour:

 

“In just over 2 years of use, our  van has done 6,022 miles and our calculations show that we have saved 1,550 kg of CO2 and £561 in the cost of electric to diesel fuel – and this is from using just one vehicle.

 

The environmental and economic  benefits of making this transition are obvious, and we are proud to be a supplier that is actively integrating transport solutions that are of value to the environment into our work. We are also thrilled that our efforts are contributing in some small way towards Heathrow reducing their carbon emissions and air quality.”

 

BMSI Director, James Smith, is confident of a shift within the industry, commenting:

 

“Innovation, sustainability and efficiency are some of the core values that underpin so much of the work that we do here at BMSI. By advocating the use of transportation that is beneficial to the environment, we hope to encourage change, not just throughout BMSI’s own UK-wide regions, but also amongst the wider BMS and construction industry itself.”

 

BMSI is a leading systems integrator of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), for more information about the project installations, support services and integrated energy management solutions they provide, visit the rest of the website here.

 

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