Avon & Somerset Police launched new 24/7 operation centres across the Southwest that offer a range of facilities including office space, roof gardens, inquiry desks, and custody suites capable of processing tens of thousands of detainees annually.
Due to the diverse usage of each building and the stringent Home Office regulations governing the environmental conditions of the custody suites, the implementation of an effective Building Energy Management System (BEMS) was crucial. The BEMS ensures that all of the buildings’ services operate in strict accordance with demand and help achieve the stakeholders’ energy targets, thereby reducing the centres’ carbon footprint while improving operational efficiency.
The BEMS is an intelligent system that uses advanced sensors and controls to monitor and regulate the buildings’ heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, lighting, and other energy-consuming equipment. This helps ensure that the centres are always operating at optimal levels, with minimal energy waste. The BEMS also enables the police force to track and analyse their energy usage patterns, identify areas for improvement, and make informed decisions on how to optimize their energy consumption in the future.