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EcoStruxure Facility Advisor
Edge Control: EcoStruxure Facility Expert
Connected Products: Acti 9 iEM3000 three-phase energy meters, PM3000 and PM5000 series universal measuring instruments, NSX M5E, NW M5E, NT M5E, Masterpact circuit breakers, PowerLogic EM4300 energy and power meters, EGX gateways, IFE ethernet interfaces, Com'X power data logger, PowerTag wireless energy sensor, AccuSine mains-filter
Our EcoStruxure Power architecture was used for the new "Géopolis" building inaugurated in 2013: networked circuit breakers and energy meters, communication gateways and a cloud-based energy management platform for data analysis. The result was intelligent monitoring that records energy distribution and consumption in real time and thus provides a broad database for energy-related decisions. Such detailed monitoring was urgently needed, because the building planned in Minergie®-ECO standard would have to meet particularly high energy efficiency requirements in the future — especially in terms of possible performance gaps in daily operation.
Setting up efficiency value targets for a building is much easier than achieving them in day-to-day operation. Buildings are complex, "living" organisms. A building has to be regulated so that the different trades are optimally co-ordinated with each other. This helps prevent, for example, the cooling machine from cooling when the heating system is running at the same time. In addition, the actual use of buildings can deviate from the planned use or change over time. Studies show that energy-optimised buildings that are not monitored quickly return values that are worse than before optimisation. This is why continuous monitoring is so important.