The core concept behind an Integrated Building System (IBS) is the utilization of modern communication technology to ensure that the various systems within a building do not conflict with each other, but work cooperatively.
In a typical high-rise building, heating and cooling, lighting, and access and security are all separate, independent systems causing a waste of energy and resources and increased maintenance costs.
By integrating a building’s systems energy savings of between 5-30% can be achieved as well as a drastic increase to the lifespan of equipment.
Through Mircom’s own TX3 Unified Solution product line and Schneider’s SmartStruxure™ Lite product line, Mircom is able to provide a solution that integrates all of access and security, heating and cooling, lighting and metering, and suite automation systems over a buildings TCP/IP network (not to mention the fire alarm system).
The TX3 InSuite™ with Community Platform allows for the integration of the access and security, telephone entry and home automation systems – providing tenants the ability to remotely monitor and control everything from lighting, blinds and temperature control, to individual wall outlets and circuit breakers, as well as video door entry and public area CCTV monitoring and suite security.
Schneider’s SmartStruxure Lite system provides a mean to integrate the HVAC control, lighting control and energy monitoring onto the TCP/IP network making it possible for these two systems to communicate and coordinate.
Communication between the suite level automation and the main mechanical systems allows the main heating and cooling plants to optimize their loading based on the actual building demand. This leads to increased energy efficiency and equipment lifespan.
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