Building automation providers like Schneider Electric claim that with the right system, building owners can significantly reduce heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) costs without compromising safety or comfort.
Schneider Electric, a leading global specialist in energy management, has chosen the Echelon FT 5000 smart transceiver for its Lon based MircoNet Series of controllers. These controllers are used in Schneider’s industry-leading building management systems for commercial buildings, including TAC I/A Series and SmartStruxure solution.
Schneider Electric’s Lon based MicroNet series of programmable controllers comply with the ISO 14908 standard, also called LonWorks. This allows Schneider Electric’s customers to easily extend their control system with LonWorks compatible devices from other manufacturers, and allows the company and its integration partners to customize the control system to meet project specific requirements.
Over the years, the scope of building systems has increased to encompass virtually any device or data source within the building. “Coordinated control across all facility systems can provide up to 30% reduction in overall energy usage, achieving significant cost reductions in operation and maintenance of facilities,” said Ralph Box, Director, HVAC at Schneider Electric.
“We have used Echelon technology in several of our products to add LonWorks-based control networking capabilities. Migrating to the FT 5000 smart transceiver allows us to offer our customers the latest interoperable control networking technology with simplified credit-free installation.”
Pike Research, a leading energy consultancy, estimates that the market for commercial building automation systems will double over the next decade, increasing from $72.5 billion in 2011 to $146.4 billion by 2021.
You might also like: