chapter  1
An Introduction to Bemss
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Building energy management systems (BEMSs) are now an established part of modern buildings, although their potential has yet to be fully realized in practice. However, as computer and communication technology advance inexorably, so the contribution of BEMSs will increase. With the power of microprocessors doubling every 18 months (sometimes known as Moore’s law [1]), the potential is great. Although BEMSs advanced with the developments in microprocessors, the current rapid advances of communications and networks will shape the increased use of BEMSs.