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Intelligent building

asset management

Listen to your building

What your

building

to

tell

you

Our buildings are more than just a roof over our heads, a home

or a workplace. The greater part of our lives play out within their

walls. They can support us as we go about our everyday tasks

so that we save time and money. We only have to lend them our

eyes and ears and give them the opportunity to communicate

with us. The EnOcean wireless standard suits this purpose per-

fectly.

By Armin Anders, Vice President Business Development, EnOcean GmbH

The eyes and ears of a building – these are

electronic sensors that already enable classic

building automation systems to control the

lighting, shading and room climate of a

building. The “Internet of Things“ adds new

dimensions to classic building automation by

transmitting sensor data to cloud-based IT

platforms that link the data with other

information available on the Internet and

smart data analysis tools. This gives an

entirely new dimension to services and

business models.

Classic building automation:

lighting, shading, HVAC

In classic building automation, lighting,

shading and HVAC are controlled locally with

suitably positioned wireless sensors, using

so-called room controllers. The individual

room controllers provide local control intelli-

perpetuum

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INTELLIGENT BUILDING ASSET MANAGEMENT.

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