FRANCE: Schneider Electric has signed a technological partnership with French technology company Wattsense to introduce what is described as a simple and interoperable BMS solution.
Specially designed for energy efficiency and the sustainable development of small to medium-size buildings, the Wattsense x Schneider Electric IoT Box is said to be easy to install, and will reduce costs and inconvenient interventions on busy sites.
The EU BACS decree requires tertiary buildings to be equipped with supervision systems to optimise energy-intensive heating, air conditioning, ventilation and lighting to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by January 2025.
“It is estimated that only 1% of tertiary buildings are renovated each year, but the sector is evolving and is undeniably tending towards compliance with the latest regulatory developments,” said Olivier Delepine, vice président building & channels at Schneider Electric France.
“Thanks to the contribution of Wattsense, our existing offer is enriched with an IoT solution that is affordable, quick to install, and with a minimum impact on current installations. Making it possible to provide a targeted response to energy optimization requests in small to medium-size buildings,” said Julien Bongars de Vaudeleau, manager of digital building offers at Schneider Electric France.
The Box is described as an affordable, cyber-secure solution. Interoperable with field communication protocols (noticeably private LoRaWAN networks) and IT solutions hosted in the Cloud. The Box, with its simple and intuitive interface enables the integration of more than 600 connected objects.
The system’s resilience is ensured by an automatic configuration backup, which can be hosted in the cloud and updated at any time.