We’re about what buildings make possible – and buildings make more possible than ever beforeBuildings are responsible for 40 percent of global emissions. Making buildings more environmentally friendly would go a long way to creating a sustainable future for the planet. At the Sino-German Ecopark Passive House Technology Center in Qingdao, China, building management systems from Siemens demonstrate that practically zero-emission buildings are possible: and so is a bright future for the world.
Passive House Technology Center: This building is a seed13,768 square meters for uncompromising sustainability – that’s the Passive House Technology Center of Qingdao’s Sino-German Ecopark. A showroom, multifunctional meeting hall and various offices, meeting rooms and appartments demonstrate that protecting the environment does not mean compromising on comfort.
Passive House Technology Center is a building that’s perfect for the environment and the perfect living environment. This building is a seed.Mr. Mao Shiqing, General Manager at Sino-German United Group Co. Ltd.
Digitalization means buildings talk. Buildings tell us how they feel, if they are under stress, what they are missing. The Passive House Technology Center uses intelligent building management systems and building information modeling (BIM) to talk through its entire lifecycle. It is talking about what it needs to operate as efficient as possible to create a perfect living environment that’s perfect for the environment.
When it comes to building automation, sustainability is a matter of intelligence
Right from the beginning, Siemens was a part of supporting the development of the Passive House Technology Center. To meet the ambitious goal of gaining the Passive House Institute (PHI) certification and the 3-star certification of Green Building in China, a Siemens solution is key.
At the heart of this solution, the integrated building management platform Desigo CC uses 1,200 data points and is connected to the 25 control panels containing several controllers each to provide the operating information for continuous monitoring and analysis of the building’s energy consumption.
As a demonstration center, the Passive House Technology Center has to integrate a multitude of subsystems into one single platform. The brain behind this solution is the building management platform Desigo CC. It builds a seamless connection between more than six different subsystems and ensures that they are perfectly coordinated. At the same time, Desigo Room Automation communicates with the building information modeling (BIM) platform. This way, BIM is active throughout the entire building lifecycle. In combination with its more than 25 energy saving functions, the building management platform Desigo CC becomes vital to create a place that has minimum impact on the environment, but an enormous impact on how you live.
With the right technology, energy efficiency happens automatically
In addition, Desigo Room Automation uses 15 sets of RoomOptiControl modules that allow people living and working in the building to adjust lighting and room climate precisely to their needs. Thanks to its intelligently linked efficiency function, the system automatically detects unnecessary energy consumption in the room and provides tips for optimum and efficient operation with the Green Leaf button – and turns the Passive House Technology Center into a showcase for efficiency and sustainability.