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Energy Conservation and Efficiency in a Shanghai Office Building

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 Energy Conservation and Efficiency in a Shanghai Office Building - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Automation & Control - Electric Drives & Control
  • Automation & Control - Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Automation & Control - Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Applicable Industries
  • Buildings
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Building Energy Management
The Challenge

Conservation of energy resources through energy management solutions are receiving considerable attention in the modern office building sector. Specific questions were directed towards average monthly energy costs and energy consumption. Meanwhile administrators need to have sufficient information about the state of their facilities’ to plan energy conservation. For those reasons, new office buildings are usually embedded with advanced technology energy efficiency features to monitor their electricity and water resources to detect leaks in the building’s plumbing and facilities usage to reduce energy costs as well as providing a comfortable office environment.

The Customer
The Shanghai Hung-Xiang Building
About The Customer
The Shanghai Hung-Xiang Building
The Solution

The Shanghai Hung-Xiang Building was completed in June, 2011. This new office building with 15 floors and 3 basement levels, implemented the Building Energy Management System (BEMS) to effectively monitor its equipment usage, especially in terms of electricity and water. Because of its large building area, the building needed more than a thousand monitoring points to collect details of the facilities’ conditions and control several subsystems, including fresh air handling units, heat pumps, water supply and the facilities’ energy conservation devices. All of the data has to be transmitted to the energy management system to help the supervisor to fully understand the situations of each floor. Advantech's Building Energy Management System (BEMS), combines two major hardware devices. The first item is a 20-ch BAS-3520 Web-enabled DDC Controller which delivers various onboard I/O’s to satisfy versatile application requirements and is installed on each floor to control and monitor the chiller plant, AHU and plumbing facilities. The second device is a BEMG-4110 Energy Data Concentrator which is in charge of data collection from water and power meters. In addition, the browser-based HMI/SCADA software - WebAccess is another key segment for any BEMS. Advantech's WebAccess applications provides remote control and management allowing users to easily view, control, and configure automation equipment in building automation systems. Through the use of data acquisition devices and real-time data control software, the administrator can easily control and manage all the devices in a building via Advantech's BEMS. Technology Deployed: WebAccess: Browser-based HMI/SCADA Software BAS-3520: 20-ch Web-enabled DDC Controller BEMG-4110: Energy Data Concentrator with 4 x COM, 1 x LAN

Data Collected
Electricity Meters, Energy Consumption Rate, Energy Cost Per Unit, Leakage, Water Meter Readings
Operational Impact
  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Monitoring]
    Building administrator can effortlessly control the facilities in real time and receive periodic reports to help them to analyze and adjust the building's energy consumption to achieve greater energy efficiencies.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Deployment]
    Advantech’s solution can provide more I/O points for the future expansion.

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