Siemens to present new products for energy-efficient buildings
Under the motto “Make your building more livable,” Siemens will show at the light+building trade fair from March 13 to 18, 2016 how commercial buildings can be comfortable while also offering economical operation.
Encompassing 1,100 square meters, the Siemens booth will feature smart products, solutions and systems for two areas: building management in smart buildings as well as energy distribution and management and solutions for increasingly decentralized energy systems. As a technology leader, Siemens will demonstrate how both areas can be connected through digitalization and automation.
Desigo CC building management platform
Siemens will present a new version of its Desigo CC building management platform which supports the digitalization of buildings and infrastructures. This platform is able to consolidate heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), room automation, lighting and shading, intrusion detection, fire safety and access control systems as well as protective devices for electrical installations. The new version of the platform offers a more intuitive display and interfaces to Simatic S7. An app for mobile operation via smartphones and tablets meets the needs of today’s customers.
Room automation system
A pleasant working environment increases well-being and boosts performance. Optimized room climate, lighting and shading as well as easy user operation are essential aspects of that. At light+building, Siemens will introduce its enhanced room automation system which optimizes all room functions. New compact and modular controllers offer efficiency class A applications, easy operation and flexible integration of light and shading. All components can be integrated into the Desigo CC building management platform.
Energy data management services from Siemens help customers determine, analyze and optimize the current energy efficiency of a building, for example through building performance optimization. At light+building, Siemens will present its expanded portfolio of consulting services, including new offerings helping customers with energy procurement planning and strategy, emission trading and optimization of network charges. In addition, Siemens provides consulting for a variety of energy audits and building certifications.
Connecting energy distribution to building management
The full potential of infrastructure data management can be leveraged only when energy and building management systems cooperate seamlessly. To ensure this is the case, Siemens will demonstrate the connection of its communicating 3VA molded case circuit breakers to the Desigo CC building management platform. They protect cables, electrical consumers and equipment from electrical damage and failure and capture current, voltage and energy data. Standard bus systems such as Modbus RTU can be used to transfer the data directly to the building management system where it is available for additional analysis and building management tasks.
Protection concepts for electrical installations
At light+building, Siemens will showcase special protection concepts for electrical installations. They are designed to ensure the safety and availability of the power supply in buildings while creating the prerequisites for efficient building operation. The concept involves assessing potential risks and planning effective countermeasures. The goal is to minimize any residual risk through the appropriate use of interoperating smart components and to reliably cover three essential areas: protection of people, protection of facilities and fire prevention.
The 5SM6 arc-fault detection device (AFDD) – the first device on the European IEC market able to detect serial arc faults, one of the most common sources of fires – is part of this concept. Serial arc faults can be the result of defects in the electrical installation, for example when cable insulation is damaged or cables are pinched, and lead to dangerous smoldering fires. This field-tested arc-fault detection device meets the latest national and international standard specifications and is part of a comprehensive, precisely coordinated Siemens product spectrum, including housing technology.
The product offerings are rounded out by planning software, tender documents, detailed engineering data as well as qualified consulting and support services. This allows electrical planners, switchgear manufacturers and installers to benefit from simplified, faster and error-free planning and standard-compliant implementation of safe electrical energy distribution systems.