LENEXA, Kan., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The most sustainable office building in the world features a building automation system (BAS) installed by a member of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors. The Edge office building in Amsterdam was awarded an Outstanding rating with the highest recorded BREEAM score of 98.36 percent and is now known as the most sustainable office building in the world. BREEAM is the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for buildings and is the leading environmental rating system used in Europe.
HC RT, an independent system integrator based in Purmerend, The Netherlands, completed the building automation and systems integration work for The Edge. One of the most important of the many sustainable features of this multi-tenant office building is the Philips Ethernet-powered LED connected lighting system (CLS).
"The innovative CLS technology not only saves energy, but also provides information about how the building is used in order to increase its efficiency," said Jacob Jansen, managing director, HC RT. "The Edge is the first building to use this system and our team rose to the challenge of integrating the CLS to all the systems in the building in order to create a seamless experience for occupants."
Every second lighting fixture is equipped with a multi-sensor measuring movement, light, temperature and infrared and is integrated into the building's IT network. As a result, the system can switch the lighting on and off and set ventilation based on occupancy. The CLS enables employees to individually regulate the climate and lighting in their workspaces through a smartphone application. In addition, the CLS provides comprehensive data and analytics to the facility manager on a dashboard.
"As one of the most technologically advanced smart buildings in the world, The Edge demonstrates what is possible to achieve with integrated BAS technology. Furthermore, it is no surprise that a member of InsideIQ was responsible for making the integration possible," said Paul Strohm, president InsideIQ. "Our member firms are local leaders in the use of advanced building technology and share best practices within the organization so our customers have access to the latest technology and BAS expertise available."
InsideIQ is an international alliance of independent commercial building automation companies. www.insideiq.org
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