The Building Management Services industry is commonly referred to as BMS. This is an acronym used to help people remember the name better and this isn’t the only term we have an acronym for…

In this article, we are going to be discussing and explaining the different acronyms used in our industry. Below we have provided a reliable guide into the most common acronyms we use during our working day. Have a read and get up to date on some of the most used acronyms in the BMS industry!

AI and AO – Analog Input and Analog Output 

ASHP – Air Source Heat Pump 

BACNET – Building Automation and Control Network 

BMS – Building Management System 

BS – Building Services 

CAV – Constant Air Volume 

CHP – Combined Heat and Power 

COS and COV – Change of State and Change of Value 

DDC – Direct Digital Control 

DHWS – Domestic Hot Water System 

DI and DO – Digital Input and Digital Output 

ELV – Extra Low Voltage 

EMI – Electromagnetic Interference 

FM – Facilities Management 

GSHP – Ground Source Heat Pump 

HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 

IO – Input and Output 

LAN – Local Area Network 

MCP – Mechanical Control Panel 

MCWS – Mains Cold Water System 

NC and NO – Normally Closed and Normally Open 

OSI – Open Systems Interconnection 

PICV – Pressure Independent Control Valve 

SP – Set Point 

UI – Universal Input 

UI – User Interface 

 VT – Variable Temperature 

There are hundreds of different acronyms used in the Building Management Systems industry, but these are some of our favourites and ones that we frequently use on a day-to-day basis.

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