Energy Efficiency and Building Automation

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Energy Efficiency and
Building Automation
businesses and organizations not doing their part for energy efficien
the daily requirements of commercial building activities (lighting,
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There are various costs associated with the mismanagement of en
Close to 15% of the energy consumption in North America (1) goes into
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HVAC, power for computers, etc.). In the lifecycle of one such build
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being dedicated to the construction process, renovations and main
ergy in commercial buildings. More energy spent means more money
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energy bills or inadequate comfort levels.
nalizing businesses that aren’t energy savvy (4).
Inside those buildings, uncomfortable employees are less productive.
A more environmentally sensitive public is also much more critical of
Potential buyers and renters are less attracted to property with high
Economic, environmental and social costs
Energy consumption of commercial buildings
electricity-intensive sector on the continent (3).
tenance. Supplying commercial buildings with energy is the most
ing, these account for 85% (2) of its total energy consumption; the rest
prices rarely decrease.
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out the window. Even with renewable energy sources for electricity,
cy. Accordingly, governments are gradually implementing policies pe
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efficient building is the increase in property value. Ener
Return on investment
type of building targeted.
Building automation systems (BAS) for
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gy savings can be worth 10 times their annual value for
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systems more efficiently.
tors can monitor and control lighting/HVAC devices and
One of the most important dividends of having an energy
tives stemming from building automation.
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various sensors (occupancy, temperature, humidity, etc.)
ous factors; namely the type of system installed and the
better energy management
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is managed by a BAS. That is also the case for the floor
and controllers connected together, building administra
gible and are not affected by many of the other variables
years. The ROI range is wide because it depends on vari
15%. In some cases, savings reach 30% (5).
Energy savings
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Other returns
building automation system is installed or retrofitted to,
Besides saving on energy, there are several other posi
ing (26%) sectors (6).
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Already, almost half of the office floor space in the USA
while maximizing the comfort levels of occupants. Using
potential buyers (7). Smaller monthly energy bills are tan
studies show consistent energy savings between 5% and
Building automation is the solution to reduce energy use
space of the educational (55%), healthcare (38%) and lodg
Although energy savings greatly depend on what type of
alone, the return on investment usually takes 2 to 10
In the BAS industry in general, based on energy savings
involved in the realty market.
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ditional building automation works with centralized structures that
tuators and controllers are accessible and controllable through wired
time and reduces human resources expenses.
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You can even setup independent clusters of devices that do not have
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Improving technology
employees and PR capital gained through the eco-friendly initiative.
renovations or a change in building configuration, isn’t any easier. Tra
for setup or reorganization of a BAS.
Other returns include increased productivity from more comfortable
CAN2GO network. This greatly reduces the amount of wiring needed
renovating one floor.
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device is detected as soon as it enters the communication range of the
Complicated installation and retrofitting
nance, repair and replacement costs.
Fortunately, wireless technology is now available and solves both the
With efficient building automation, lighting and HVAC are only used
if it’s not connected to the network. Adding, removing or changing the
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and wireless connections following the mesh network pattern. Each
Controlling a building’s systems from a central interface also saves
soon as they are turned on. Any device starts to work right away even
installation and retrofitting problems. CAN2GO’s line of sensors, ac
when needed, hence extending their life-span and reducing mainte
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Despite the immense success of building automation systems, there
cause of all the wiring involved. Reorganizing the system, because of
One of the most tedious parts of setting up a BAS is exactly that: set
ers don’t want their BAS to be down for 2 days just because they are
location of devices can therefore be done without losing productivity.
over a building is labor intensive and time consuming, namely be
to be connected to the rest of your BAS.
CAN2GO devices are also autonomous, meaning they get to work as
CAN2GO wireless and autonomous devices make BAS easy
was plenty of room left for improvement.
ting it up. Installation of many sensors, actuators and controllers all
need everything to be in place for anything to work. Building manag
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© 2009 SCL Elements Inc.
Better energy efficiency and ROI with CAN2GO
Flexible access and seamless integration
High-grade automation for increased efficiency
thanks to CAN2GO. Greatly reducing communication and command errors, CAN2GO is the new reliability standard.
CAN2GO networks and devices can be controlled via BACnet or directly online through our web interface. All the
ability, CAN2GO reduces the cost of installation and reorganization while improving control. This increases energy
interoperability and reach. It uses Zigbee and 802.15.4 standards.
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efficiency and return on investment, pushing building automation forward.
once every several thousands of years of continuous use. This technology is now available for building automation
integration is already made in node. CAN2GO favors open technologies over proprietary standards for maximum
By taking building automation to the next level, namely with combined wired/wireless technology and high reli
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The CAN2GO name is derived from the CANopen communication protocol; which is usually reserved to the automo
tive and aerospace industry because of its reliability. The CANopen protocol is estimated to get an undetected error
Applications: Market Assessment and Potential R&D Pathways, Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, April 2005, p. 37.
M.R. Brambley, D. Hansen, P. Haves, D.R. Holmberg, S.C. McDonald, K.W. Roth and P. Torcellini, Advanced Sensors and Controls for Building
(4) European Commission: Directorate-General for Energy Transport, Directive 2002/91/EC of the European Parliament and Council on energy
(1) Sustainable Development Technology Canada, SD Business Case Report: Commercial Buildings — Eco-Efficiency, November 2007, p. 20.
(3) M.R. Brambley, D. Hansen, P. Haves, D.R. Holmberg, S.C. McDonald, K.W. Roth and P. Torcellini, Advanced Sensors and Controls for Building
(2) Sustainable Development Technology Canada, SD Business Case Report: Commercial Buildings — Eco-Efficiency, November 2007, p. 17.
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings, October 2008, p. 23.
Applications: Market Assessment and Potential R&D Pathways, Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, April 2005, p. 31.

(7) Richard Lubinski and Edward Sullivan, Getting Through to the CFO/CFO’s Scrutiny Doesn’t Mean Skepticism, Building Operation
Management (www.facilitiesnet.com), February 2008.
Applications: Market Assessment and Potential R&D Pathways, Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, April 2005, p. 23.
(6) M.R. Brambley, D. Hansen, P. Haves, D.R. Holmberg, S.C. McDonald, K.W. Roth and P. Torcellini, Advanced Sensors and Controls for Building
efficiency of buildings (http://www.buildingsplatform.org/cms/index.php?id=13).
(5) M.R. Brambley, D. Hansen, P. Haves, D.R. Holmberg, S.C. McDonald, K.W. Roth and P. Torcellini, Advanced Sensors and Controls for Building
Applications: Market Assessment and Potential R&D Pathways, Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, April 2005, p. 23.
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