Trends in Energy Management Technology - Part 4: Review of Advanced Applications in Energy Management, Control, and Information Systems
In this article, the fourth in a series, we provide a review of advanced applications in Energy Management, Control, and Information Systems (EMCIS). The available features for these products are summarized and analyzed with regard to emerging trends in EMCIS and potential benefits to the Federal sector. The first article  covered enabling technologies for emerging energy management systems. The second article  serves as a basic reference for building control system (BCS) networking fundamentals and includes an assessment of current approaches to open communications. The third article  evaluated several products that exemplify the current state of practice in EMCIS. It is important for energy managers in the Federal sector to have a high level of knowledge and understanding of these complex energy management systems. This series of articles provides energy practitioners with some basic informational and educational tools to help make decisions relative to energy management systems design, specification, procurement, and energy savings potential.