Tapping Airport’s BMS to Publicly Display its Energy Use

Responding to the Shire of Ashburton’s wish to promote both their main industry as well as the energy efficiency of their new Onslow airport (some 1,400 km north of Perth by road), AE Smith developed a web-based energy reporting dashboard for public display in the airport concourse

5 May 2014
 

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The energy information is drawn directly from the BMS [Building Management System] on a daily basis in real-time… and shown as a dashboard for public display in the airport concourse

The dashboard is hosted within a website built by AE Smith’s in-house team in HTML5 responsive design. This means it can be accessed and viewed remotely from desktop or mobile device.

Project champion and computer programmer, Brad Disher who is also the Business Development Manager for AE Smith Building Technologies, explains how the displayed information is sourced.

“The energy information is drawn directly from the BMS [Building Management System] in real-time.”

A service call to Onslow is no simple feat, so the AE Smith Building Technologies team designed everything to be as simple as possible. A solid-state micro computer was chosen to host all technology, with the advantage being there are no moving parts.

“Every piece of technology, including the BMS, the dashboard and the server are located in hardware the size of a sandwich box in the Airport Managers office. It’s super reliable and very energy efficient,” says Brad