Smart building: intelligent networking solutions for more energy efficiency and sustainability
Intelligent building automation and networked safety technology pave the way to use buildings in a sustainable, safe, and comfortable way. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for architects. GEZE delivers energy-saving and sustainable networking solutions for the smart buildings of the future. With comprehensive experience in automating door, window and safety technology, our experts support architects in planning and implementing challenging building automation projects.
Achieving climate targets with smart buildings
Around 35 percent of total energy consumption in Germany is generated by the building sector. Resulting specifications and ambitious climate goals specified for existing buildings pose major challenges for architects. Sustainability and outstanding energy efficiency can be optimally combined with intelligent control units and networking of windows and doors. Integrated drive systems for doors and windows allow for barrier-free accessibility, while smart ventilation solutions create a comfortable and healthy indoor climate. Potential hazards and risks can be minimised or excluded from the outset with access control systems, smoke and heat extraction solutions and emergency exit protection.
Automated ventilation for a smaller carbon footprint
Intelligent building automation can improve not only energy efficiency, but indoor air quality as well. This is because smart window systems that are networked with the building management system enable automated, natural ventilation. Windows open and close at set times or in certain situations, such as in case of wind, rain, and solar radiation, or when indoor and outdoor temperatures reach a certain level. Automated night-time cooling is also possible, ensuring a good indoor climate at the beginning of the day. This also allows supplementary climate control technology like the heating and cooling systems to be used in a more targeted and efficient way. This results in energy and cost savings for sustainable building climate control.
Comprehensive service from GEZE across all service phases
Christian Roßmeier, Business Manager Markets & Technology at GEZE. © GEZE GmbH
“On average, architects receive change requests for windows and doors in 20 percent of cases. Usually, this is due to insufficient or poor planning. Because of this, automation experts from the manufacturer side should be involved in the planning early on. We support architects throughout all service phases, from design to specialist door planning with full or partial project management, to the pre-commissioning inspection and construction site coordination. This approach allows us to optimally implement building and application-specific requirements and the needs of building owners and operators right from the outset” says Christian Roßmeier, Business Manager Markets & Technology at GEZE.
We support architects throughout all service phases, from design to specialist door planning with full or partial project management, to the pre-commissioning inspection and construction site coordination.Christian Roßmeier, Business Manager Markets & Technology
Efficient networking solutions with the BACnet open standard
Networking solutions from GEZE are designed to offer our customers the best possible integration and interoperability with all automated subsections of a building. This is where the new, modular connectivity platform myGEZE Control comes into play: the establishment of the BACnet open communication standard has made it possible to provide a uniform, manufacturer-independent standard for data exchange between the components of a building management system. This allows different devices for controlling lights, safety, fire alarm technology, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to be centrally integrated, controlled and monitored. “In contrast to other manufacturers, we have been using the open BACnet standard for years, and can deliver the entire integration solution with project management. This is a unique selling principle for our company. Other, provider-specific solutions on the market generally require a large amount of work to integrate into the higher-ranking building management system, or need to be managed in parallel” says Christian Roßmeier.
In contrast to other manufacturers, we have been using the open BACnet standard for years, and can deliver the entire integration solution with project management. This is a unique selling principle for our company.Christian Roßmeier, Business Manager Markets & Technology
The advantages of the new platform include automated processes in the building and central monitoring, which makes using the system more convenient and safe. In addition, it helps ensure all building operations processes are optimised. Outages and faults in door systems are reliably reported and quickly forwarded to service technicians. This means malfunctions relevant to building safety and operation can be corrected early, as well as maintained or repaired in a more targeted fashion. This boosts the longevity of the product and ensures better sustainability. Depending on the solution used, important functions such as the reliable closure of doors or windows can be centrally monitored after the end of business hours and triggered as needed, even via mobile applications.
Building automation with myGEZE Control offers these added values
- Scenarios involving access-restricted areas, accessibility, fire protection or emergency exit protection can be implemented easily.
- Sustainable, highly energy-efficient buildings can be created with intelligent control and networking of windows and doors.
- Smart window systems networked via myGEZE Control allow for automated, natural ventilation to improve comfort for users.
- Continuous monitoring of the building and interventions to optimise building processes are possible at any time, including remotely.
- Thanks to standardised BACnet project management, system integration is completely independent of service providers. The solution can be integrated easily into all common building management, physical security management or CAFM systems.
- myGEZE Control is a scalable solution and can grow with the requirements of a building.
Every building has its own individual requirements. And the people who spend time in these buildings everyday have different needs. myGEZE Control elevates building automation to an all new level. Optimally designed around your requirements. For more comfort, efficiency, and sustainability.
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