EBC Annex 16 Building Energy Management Systems-User Interfaces and System Integration


Status: Completed (1987-1991)

Operating Agent: Mr Steve Irving, Oscar Faber Group Ltd, Great Britain



Annex 16 was established in January 1988, with its primary objective of pulling together information and operating experience in BEMS technology. The purpose of this work is to provide appropriate guidance to the specifiers and operators of BEMS, in order that energy saving potential of the technology can be realised in the target building and then maintained over the life of the system.

The annex is a task sharing project and is divided into two subtasks. The first subtask is aimed at assisting the appropriate selection and specification of a BEMS system for a range of "typical" building types. The second subtask is intended to build up a paper knowledge base of management rules and procedures to help ensure the successful continuing operation of the system after installation.

Participants: Germany, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, UK

Observers: Norway, Canada, USA, Belgium, Italy



Technical Synthesis Report. A Summary of IEA Annexes 16 and 17. Building Energy Management Systems
Mansson L G, McIntyre D
UK, AIVC, 1997, ISBN 0 946075 98 0, 40 pp
Order Printed Copy £20.00 (Order Code: ANN 16_17 TSR 01) Download

A Guide to Sensors for BEMS
Nakahara N
UK, St Albans, Oscar Faber Ltd, 1991, ISBN 0 946075 61 1, 134 pp
Order Printed Copy £25.00 (Order Code: ANN 16 1991:1)  Download

User Experience in BEMS Applications
Brendel T, Schneider A
UK, St Albans, Oscar Faber Ltd, 1991,ISBN 0 946075 60 3, -- pp
Out of Print

Specifications and Standards for BEMS
Teekaram A J H, Grey R W
UK, St Albans, Oscar Faber Ltd, 1991, ISBN 0 946075 63 8, -- pp
Out of Print

Case Studies of BEMS Installations
Nicolaas H
UK, St Albans, Oscar Faber Ltd, 1991, ISBN 0 946075 62 X, 75 pp
Out of Print

Cost Benefit Assessment Methods for BEMS
Hyvarinen J
UK, St Albans, Oscar Faber Ltd, 1992, ISBN 0 946075 59 X, 62 + apps. pp
Out of Print -