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Building Automation of the Future
With revolutionary smart building concepts, building automation over IP where Building automation and IT merge completely with an IP-based system. The intelligent network reduces the interfaces between IT and building automation systems and requires no separate infrastructure. They use the existing local data network to ensure a high degree of convenience, productivity and security.
Smart building software forms a central integration point for all types of devices and services of a building automation system and maps the building infrastructure at building, floor or room level. The data prepared by the system forms the basis for decisions that may be necessary regarding resource consumption, adaptation of temperature, CO2 concentration, humidity, lighting and predictive maintenance.
The core component of the smart building solutions is the smart application installed directly on the network switches in the rooms which communicate between sensors, actuators, and users. The environmental parameters measured are evaluated and the corresponding commands are sent to the responsible controller units and actuators. Standard functions are pre-installed and only need to be configured. Adaptations are possible at any time. In addition, users can modify functions, such as lighting or air-conditioning, with the aid of a computer or mobile device on a room-by-room basis. This raises the decentralised interaction of components, convenience and productivity.
- Decentralised building automation over IP
- Scalable architecture
- Fail-safe network topology
- Security through control software
- Protection through IP security standards
- Maximum security through authentication
LEDs are progressively replacing conventional light sources in the workplace, particularly in modern office buildings in which special emphasis is placed on ergonomics, convenience and energy efficiency.
Intelligent functions promote productivity and wellbeing and further contribute to energy efficiency and preventing unnecessary lighting costs for corridors or other services area devoid of people or deserted underground car parks.
LEDs can be even more economic if they really only light up as needed and in an adapted intensity. Through the use of sensors, smart lighting allows light to be deployed precisely where it is required. Individual luminaires can be controlled directly using a network powered lighting controller and configurations of individual rooms can be adapted conveniently at the click of a mouse.
- Scalable room-by-room concept, requires no centralised planning or control
- Integration of lighting, shading, heating, air-conditioning, ventilation and public address in an interactive system, including control and monitoring
- Circadian Lights for employee wellbeing
- Optimisation of energy consumption including reduce operating & maintenance costs through anticipative identify cation of the service requirement
- LED control and dimming 0-100%
- Every light gets a sensor and software driven zones define per fixture control.
- Occupancy, Daylight harvesting, temperature at every sensor
- User defined Security alerts (email server configuration required)
- Historical data storage, Real time actual power consumption & Maintenance alarms for every fixture including mobile scene controllers.
- Energy Saving, Optimising Operation & Maintenance,
- Enhancing efficiency & productivity including complying to Green building norms etc.
 Installation of PoE lighting in Plasser India, Karjan, Gujarat, India.
Lighting automation was the requirement for the building where controlling light was the priority of the client. ANA Design Studio planned to use PoE technology to automate the lighting considering the daylight and occupancy are the prime input parameters for the control of light fixtures including switching and dimming as required by the client. Digital input of the occupancy status in any area of the admin building through the light sensor was provided to the building management system to integrate the HVAC system. The data is available on an open API platform through which multiple logics can be created for the HVAC operations.
Challenges we faced on the design were placing the main HUB for the control of lighting. Solutions available in the industry include centralised and decentralised systems. With all pros and cons for the building, the centralised system was finalised and planned for the project of Plasser India Admin block considering the requisite limitation of the requirement of cable lengths.
The system has been commissioned in July 2020 and is running.
The system can be easily configured without much engineering, adaptable to site changes from complex wiring system modification and hassle free commissioning (friendly addressing/ grouping) over two way communication which creates a perfect solution for the user .
--ANA Design Studio Pvt Ltd 12:07, 08 Mar 2022 (BST)
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