Gateways for Building Automation: Increasing communication, decreasing energy!
A Best Practice Whitepaper
In order to achieve climate goals, the CO2 balance of buildings must be reduced, as they are responsible for 36% of emissions and 40% of energy consumption within the EU. Air conditioning units in particular are among the main consumers.
EU Directive 2018/844 requires that commercial buildings (e.g. offices, businesses and hotels) with a rated output for an air conditioning system or combined air conditioning and ventilation system of more than 290 kW must be equipped with building automation and control systems by the year 2025. The lower limit of 290 kW nominal power for the air conditioning technology corresponds approximately to a hotel with approx. 200 rooms or an office space of approx. 3000 sqm or 300 employees.
The building control system must be able to continuously monitor, log and analyse energy consumption and enable its adjustment. In addition, building management systems must network the various systems and applications, e.g. lighting control, meter data collection, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology and charging points for electric cars.
Under the Intesis brand, HMS Networks offers suitable gateways that enable the integration and networking of such building technology systems. This is explained in more detail using the following application examples in supermarkets, fashion stores and hotels.