In addition, buildings account for up to 40% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Its time for buildings to be Smarter.
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Creating or transforming a building into a smart building is beneficial for both the owner and the organizations working within. These benefits range from energy savings to productivity gains to sustainability. Smart building strategies can reduce energy costs, increase the productivity of the facility staff, improve building operations, support sustainability efforts and enhance decision-making across the organization. Building managers also benefit from all of the data they receive as well as control capability so they can fine-tune processes to lower energy and maintenance costs.
Buildings that aren’t “connected” are the same buildings they were decades ago. They provide the basics: shelter, temperature control and safety at the same efficiency level for years. But newer buildings, or older structures that have been converted to smart buildings, can evolve to meet the economic challenges of rising energy costs and GHG emissions. They can be living organisms connected to a network with intelligent and adaptable solutions and technologies.
Kontrol can help you design your own version of Smart and integrate various buildings systems to help you achieve your specific goals. There is no single set of standards that makes up what a Smart Building is, but what they all have in common is intelligence and integration.
The Internet Of Things (IoT) represents a new opportunity for buildings owners, asset managers, mission critical buildings and the industrial sector. Connected devices can be used to enhance productivity, improve real-time decision making, and help reduce overall operating costs.
Insights derived from the collection of data are hugely powerful, if they are intelligent and actionable. Organizations and companies that are able to develop smart actionable insights, from data will be benefit from operating efficiencies and develop a competitive advantage.
Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks. Using these technologies, computers can be trained to accomplish specific tasks by processing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns in the data.
The Internet of Things (IOT) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems.
Kontrol aggregates data generated by IoT devices in Cloud-based management and analytics services. This allows remote devices to be easily monitored and controlled by facilities managers via smartphones and tablets.
Over the past 10 years Kontrol has collected and analyzed over 15 Billion data records across hundreds of buildings. Energy analytics which help to understand and predict building behavior can provide significant value to improving overall building operations.
Kontrol is developing a suite of IOT devices including the Smart EMS and various related sensors to connect buildings and make them intelligent. Kontrol provides in-suite building automation solutions and can integrated into existing building automation systems.
Retrofits of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Energy retrofits involve modifications to existing commercial buildings that improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand while providing a corresponding GHG emission reduction.
HVAC systems, boilers and chillers may represent up to 70% of overall energy consumption in a building. Taking advantage of the latest technologies and real time energy monitoring can create substantial energy and GHG savings.
LED lighting can last up to 25 times longer and use up to 75% less energy than standard incandescent lighting. Advanced LED lighting can also be integrated into building automation as part of a Smart Building solution.
When you improve your Water efficiency, your building operations will gain more than just water savings, you will also lower energy consumption and GHG emissions.
Distributed generation refers to energy technologies which generate electricity at or near where it will be used (as opposed to a centralized utility power plant). Distributed generation may serve a single building structure or it may be part of a micro-grid (a smaller grid that is also tied into the larger electricity delivery system).
Solar Energy is a clean and renewable source of energy with a principal benefit of reducing energy consumption during day-time operations. Solar panels have a warranty life in the range of 25 years and in many parts of the world, are competitive with local electricity grids.
Battery storage power is a form of a localized power plant, which uses commercial batteries on an electrochemical basis for energy storage. Battery storage power plants primarily serve to cover peak load and reduce energy demand charges. The costs of Battery storage have been reducing while at the same time the efficiencies of batteries have been increasing.
Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the concurrent production of electricity and useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling) from a single source of energy. A type of distributed generation, which, unlike central station generation, is located at or near the point of consumption.
A greenhouse gas (GHG) is any gaseous compound in the atmosphere that is capable of absorbing infrared radiation, thereby trapping and holding heat in the atmosphere. Kontrol is focused on the reduction and the compliance market. Buildings and industry account for up to 40% of GHG emissions.
Stack testing is often performed to optimize a process, to evaluate the performance of control equipment, to characterize emissions or study a new process line or equipment. Kontrol provides stack testing solutions and technologies.
A Carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases (GHG) made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Kontrol provides turn-key carbon offset solutions.
Air Quality is a growing problem for buildings and industry as poor air quality can impact health and performance. Kontrol delivers real-time solutions and analytics to improve air quality.