Building automation

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Building automation

Optimizes the startup and performance of HVAC equipment and alarm systems. Building automation greatly increases the interaction of mechanical subsystems within a building, improves occupant comfort, lowers energy use, and allows offsite building control.
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17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Daintree Networks , the leader in open networked wireless control and operation solutions for smart buildings, today announced it has been listed by CIO Review Magazine as one of the'50 Most Promising Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Providers 2015' and'100 Most Promising Big Data Solution Providers 2015.
Summary: The SGS is a modular concept that connects smart grids to smart buildings.
According to the report, rising energy prices and growing concerns for environment have made the concept of smart buildings popular.
Smart buildings are a global phenomenon and are becoming widely popular in the GCC with its growing awareness for sustainability.
Smart buildings now account for two-fifths of residential projects throughout the Gulf region, and the trend seems set to spread to Saudi Arabia.
Smart building projects are, however, growing significantly in certain other Gulf countries, where smart buildings account for 40 percent of all residential projects.
Echelon's platform is embedded in more than 100m devices, 35m homes and 300,000 buildings, and it powers energy savings applications for smart grids, smart cities and smart buildings.
The trend of smart buildings is fast catching up in the country as it promotes long-term sustainability and energy efficiency and also helps save energy besides cutting dioxide emissions and water consumption by half and building waste, remarked Shahid Bhatti, project manager of 'Saudi Build 2010' at Riyadh Exhibitions Company.
He said the trend of smart buildings was influenced by efforts to promote long-term sustainability and energy efficiency in the country as it help save 30 per cent on energy, cut dioxide emissions and water consumption by half and reduce building waste by 90 per cent.
The visit to Bahrain follows Housing Minister Shaikh Ibrahim bin Khalifa Al Khalifa's trip to China last November, which led to mutual co-operation in the areas of housing projects, smart buildings technology transfer, entrepreneurship development as well as the first steps in the establishment of 11 China Enterprise Development Centres based on the Unido Bahrain-Arab model.
Rudin championed the resurgence of lower Manhattan giving new life to old properties through converting them into technology smart buildings.
There are a number of other innovative smart buildings around the world that are pushing the use of technology in very innovative ways.