Smart products from EnOcean’s eco system help commercial building owners protect their investments and simultaneously offer their tenants as yet undreamt-of flexibility in organizing their space.
Self-powered building automation standards deliver unlimited flexibility
Flexibility is the greatest potential that investors can tap for their commercial buildings. The days when a finished building served only one customer and one purpose are long gone. Particularly in large cities, with their fast pace of life, builders must be able to remodel commercial buildings as quickly as possible and with a minimum of effort.
A new generation of building automation solutions based on self-powered wireless switches and sensors is the answer – retaining flexibility and adaptability and allowing the needs of a succession of occupiers to be addressed fully at minimal expense. They rely on modern wireless protocols for communication and, more importantly, generate the necessary electricity themselves, which means they are not dependent on batteries.
As a result, they give investors unprecedented flexibility in outfitting new commercial buildings. Space whose purpose or use is not yet known can be placed into service with one or two room thermostats, a couple of transmitters and switches for lighting and shading without having to lay any new cables. A tenant can add to these systems nearly at will and integrate them into the building control technology.
Smart scenarios, intelligent data analyses
Not only is this practical, it also permits entirely new, smart scenarios. For example, it is possible to mount light switches directly on workstations or place a master switch right at the entrance. In addition, the economical sensors enable the room climate to be precisely monitored. All end points can transmit their data to a central system, which evaluates the information and makes decisions according to the requirements. The system is not limited to temperature. With the right sensors, for example, consumption values, air quality or usage frequency can also be detected by the minute and made available to the building operator or tenant.
The best part is that the data itself is not tied to a specific purpose. Tenants or the operator can use the information for their analyses. Investors can do the same to track the value of their property over a long period of time. It is even possible to evaluate the data again at a later point in time, for example when technologies such as the Internet of Things make it possible to develop new business models.