Energy-saving functions for room automation in energy-efficient buildings

Innovative applications

The use of innovative applications sustainably cuts building operating costs, preserves energy resources, and lowers CO2 emissions, thus saving money and protecting the environment.

Scheduler – optimized energy consumption

The scheduler function can be used to centrally program all scheduled building service functions including individual room control.

With its weekly, holiday and exception programs, it reduces the energy consumption, e.g. during non-occupancy.

RoomOptiControl – involves the room user to save energy

With Total Room Automation (TRA), the room user gets actively involved in building energy management. The RoomOptiControl energy efficiency function identifies unnecessary energy usage and indicates it on the room operating unit.

When the Green Leaf symbol is green, the system ensures energy-optimized operation. If its color changes to red, there is energy-saving potential. By pressing the symbol, room control returns automatically to energy-optimized operation. This way, the room user is enabled to easily stop the waste of energy - with no need for expert knowledge.

Coordinated room control – intelligent lighting saves energy costs

Intelligent lighting control saves money while retaining the same level of visual comfort. For example, constant lighting control that takes advantage of daylight provides only the requisite amount of artificial light. Room control based on occupancy provides additional energy-saving potential.

Daylight harvesting – optimal usage of available daylight

Automated control of solar protection facilities contributes to energy savings by allowing as much daylight in the room as possible through the use of shadow edge tracking and tracking of the position of the sun.

Combined with automated lighting control, daylight harvesting control ensures that available daylight is used in an optimum manner.

Constant light control – presence dependent lighting reduces energy demand

With constant light control, the lighting automatically turns off if a room is not used. Presence detectors integrated in access control or a timer provides the control.

In hallways, lighting can be switched off outside of primary occupancy periods based on presence. During primary occupancy, the light is returned to an adjustable minimum level of brightness when no one is there.

Automated control in all areas does not restrict user comfort. Manual control and adapting to individual needs is also possible as needed.
Centralized switching off of lighting as well as lighting control dependent on daylight and occupancy reduce energy demand.