EcoStruxure Building: designed to meet the requirements of building owners and occupants

EcoStruxure Building: designed to meet the requirements of building owners and occupants

New smart building platform launched

Targeting the smart city environment, Schneider Electric has launched EcoStruxure Building, a new platform designed to support the anagement of smart buildings

01 November 2017

Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, has launched an open, collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers enhanced value across the building ecosystem.

Utilising the latest in digital technology and solutions, EcoStruxure Building is specifically designed to meet the requirements of building owners and occupants, real estate developers, system integrators and facility managers.

EcoStruxure Building is the latest addition to Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure, its IoT-enabled plug-and-play open architecture that delivers end-to-end solutions in six domains of expertise – power, IT, building, machine, plant and grid – for four end markets – building, data centre, industry and infrastructure.

EcoStruxure is driving digital transformation for Schneider Electric clients globally, enhancing their competitiveness in today’s digital economy. With an open architecture, developers, partners and customers can securely interact and share data via software development kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces (APIs).

By 2020, nearly 30 per cent of devices within buildings will be connected to the internet, providing significant opportunities for efficiency gains. An innovative, agile solution that combines tried and tested building management software with hardware, EcoStruxure Building enables users to gain valuable insights from building data to make building environments smarter, more secure and comfortable and up to 30 per cent more efficient. By connecting everything from sensors to services, this comprehensive solution integrates key building systems such as energy, HVAC, lighting, fire safety, security and workplace management to make the most of new opportunities presented by the IoT.

Philippe Delorme, executive committee member and EVP of Building and IT Business at Schneider Electric, said: “Today, our customers have a significant opportunity to improve their buildings’ lifetime efficiency, occupant comfort and productivity due to EcoStruxure Building. The proliferation of connected, intelligent systems and devices generates mountains of data that our customers and partners can now leverage, making building management as easy as ABC.”

EcoStruxure Building is designed to meet the unique needs of today’s businesses with options to deploy on the cloud and/or on premise and the ability to readily scale from medium to large, multi-site building enterprises. In addition, it is backed by advanced cybersecurity and supports industry-standard IP-based open protocols to facilitate the secure exchange of data and analytics between critical building systems from Schneider Electric and third-party providers.

As the world’s population continues to grow at an accelerated rate, global building stock will increase by 13 per cent by 2024. This next generation of buildings will gradually become more electric and will need to operate smarter and more efficiently to handle increased demand from an ever-expanding occupant base.

EcoStruxure Building reduces overall cost of ownership with easy access to analytics and reporting through a comprehensive smart building portfolio that includes:

• EcoStruxure Building Operation: integrates system and application data to make building operations easier to monitor, manage and optimize

• EcoStruxure Building Operation – Energy Expert: tracks power consumption, allocates billing costs and conserves energy

• EcoStruxure Security Expert: drives efficiencies through creating secure business environments that unify access control and intrusion detection

• EcoStruxure Fire Expert: saves time through providing immediate access to fire system data in the cloud

• EcoStruxure Building Advisor: continuously monitors building performance, proactively diagnoses issues and helps improve occupant comfort while lowering energy and maintenance costs by up to 30 per cent

• EcoStruxure Workplace Advisor: optimises facility usage through better understanding space utilisation and making data-driven decisions that maximise real estate value and improve employee experience.

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