Spectral Smart Building Platform

SPECTRAL SMART BUILDING PLATFORM (SBP)

Buildings contribute to 40% of the total energy use within the energy sector, representing one of the major leverage points in accelerating the transition towards 100% renewable energy supply. Currently, even buildings that are equipped with advanced building management systems are operated very inefficiently when it comes to their heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems, resulting in huge amounts of wasted energy and greenhouse gas emissions. With increasingly stringent regulations for building energy performance across Europe (and globally), Spectral’s Smart Building Platform is equipped to help real estate owners gain greater oversight over their complete portfolio and to transform their buildings into smart, sustainable assets that are fit for future.

The Smart Building Platform (SBP) is the most comprehensive smart real-estate solution available on the market. It consists of a number of modules which can function as stand-alone products or be combined into one integrated solution. At its core, the SBP’s automated building control module enables real-time, predictive optimization of buildings to significantly improve energy efficiency and comfort levels. Add-ons include electricity, gas, and heat submetering systems, including real-time data visualizations to enable complete oversight of building energy flows. The SBP can be further extended with the environmental sensing package, including installation of sensor clusters which track air quality and comfort levels in each room or building zone.

With its advanced data analytics tools, the SBP goes beyond just energy to support the diverse needs of real-estate owners in getting a better grasp on building performance and setting KPIs to achieve sustainability goals. Portfolio-wide benchmarking, financial analytics, and automated reporting are just some of the features available with customized content access for different roles, such as the board member and property manager. Access the information anytime and anywhere via the intuitive online interface, including a mobile-optimized smart building dashboard.

Core Value Propositions

Fully Automated Smart Building Control

Through integration with the existing building management system (BMS) or via direct control of devices such as heat pumps, air handling units, and boilers, the SBP actively controls the building’s HVAC systems to ensure maximal efficiency and comfort are achieved. Artificial Intelligence-based algorithms continuously analyze building data and weather forecasts to adjust settings resulting in up to 60% in savings on HVAC energy usage. The SBP is capable of connecting with any existing BMS which supports industry standard protocols, and installation of the SBP gateway on-site typically takes less than one hour.

Energy Submetering (Optional)

The SBP can be integrated with existing submetering systems (if in place), and otherwise Spectral’s team can deliver end to end submetering installation services for electricity, gas, and heat meters. The SBP submetering package supports BREEAM, LEED, and Well certification schemes which can contribute value to your real estate assets and facilitate attracting environmentally conscious tenants. As part of the submetering package, Spectral creates a graphical replica of each specific building to map submetering data onto a real-time energy flow visualization. Additionally, the SBP includes an optional invoicing system which enables easy management of energy billing for individual tenants, including a tenant portal where they can view their consumption data and manage their bills.

Environmental Sensing (Optional)

The SBP can be extended with an environmental sensing package which allows for complete oversight of comfort levels within the building. Each room or building zone can be equipped with one of Spectral’s sensor clusters which include temperature, humidity, CO2, VOC, light quality, and occupancy measurements. Streaming data from the sensors is mapped onto a building information model within the SBP’s user interface which visualizes environmental conditions in real-time. Installation is quick and easy – the sensor clusters are fully wireless and battery powered with up to 2 years runtime before batteries need to be recharged.

Data Analytics

The SBP comes equipped with a wide range of data analytics tools that enable real estate owners and facility managers to better understand what’s happening within individual buildings and across their entire building portfolio. Data collected from main connection (EAN) meters and energy pricing information is used to generate detailed financial analytics, including yearly budget forecasts and validation of monthly bills received from energy suppliers. Additional data regarding the buildings, such as energy label information and occupancy statistics, are used in benchmarking performance and setting KPI’s which are automatically visualized within the SBP’s user interface, including tracking of greenhouse gas emissions. Key insights can be shared using the SBP’s reporting functionalities which enable users to auto-generate weekly, monthly, and yearly reports.

Key Features

FULLY AUTOMATED,
ADAPTIVE CONTROL

Self-learning, intelligent algorithms optimize the building’s efficiency and comfort while generating significant cost savings

DATA ANALYTICS
AND REPORTING

Advanced tools give you the capabilities to analyze diverse data streams, benchmark performance, and auto-generate insightful reports
 

SENSING AND
SUBMETERING

Integrated energy submetering and environmental sensing provide a complete overview of building conditions in real-time
 

INTEGRATION WITH
THIRD PARTY APPS

The SBP can be connected with third party applications to enrich the platform and to allow access to all your data in one place
 

ALERTS AND
NOTIFICATIONS

The SBP tracks ongoing operations and generates notifications (via e-mail / SMS) to identify abnormalities and support preventative maintenance

BMS AGNOSTIC
 
The SBP can connect to any BMS or directly to building devices via industry standard communication protocols
 

REFERENCE PROJECTS

Merin portfolio

With the entire Merin portfolio onboarded to our basic Smart Building Platform package, we have upgraded to now automatically controlling the buildings’ climate systems, saving even more energy in the process. By controlling these 18 buildings, we have…

NSI Portfolio

By onboarding a big part of their real estate portfolio onto the Smart Building Platform, NSI gains greater insight into the performance of the individual buildings and the portfolio as a whole, reporting becomes easier and the 26…

TSE Smart & Grid Interactive Offices

In this project, a consortium researched, among others, building users’ comfort, thermal capacity, energy usage, flex potential, and the degradation of installations to gain insights into smart control of office buildings. These insights were translated into an integral…

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