Use Case: Integration of HVAC control with an Energy Management System

Use Case: Integration of HVAC control with an Energy Management System

Use Case

Integration of HVAC control with an Energy Management System

 

 

 

Integrated cloud solutions for B2B partners: Energy services companies, Utilities, Telcos and OEM companies integrating IoT technology related to energy.

Insights and Control for property managers

Offices, schools, hotels, clinics, apartment blocks are all examples of large buildings housing many people with their own comfort needs. The common denominator is that none of them are directly confronted with their consumption bills.

Especially in the areas of heating and cooling small changes in usage can be quite substantial in the total consumed energy. Smappee and IntesisHome are offering a bundle solution that enhances the capabilities of both systems:

  • IntesisHome provides control of the HVAC systems to implement energy savings policies while maintaining the room always in a comfortable temperature: Complete management from any web browser for facility managers, energy managers or property owners. And control for the user from any Smartphone or Tablet.
  • Smappee provides those insights to all parties involved: The property manager can see the overview on the Smappee web-based dashboard, the users can all use the Smappee app to see the consequences of their actions in real time and in a historic overview.

Climate the rooms to the right temperature in every moment and make sure that Air Conditioning unit or Heat Pump only works when it is really necessary is translated in a percentage rise or drop in energy consumption and Euros paid.

The potential of energy savings using the different IntesisHome special functions could be up to 40%. Smappee can easily identify usage patterns such as runtime during nights or weekends and remedied by programming the units accordingly using the integration with IntesisHome.

With Smappee, the user and property manager can also measure and verify these real savings as a consequence of their own energy savings policies. 

In the next level, Smappee can identify usage patterns by combining insights from presence detection through appliance activity. The control of optimizing energy consumption and even self-consumption by adding solar production can be automated in this way. Smappee and IntesisHome are also compatible with IFTTT, making integrations with motion or other sensors of well-known brands a piece of cake.

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IntesisHome System Strengths

IntesisHome System Strengths

IntesisHome System Strengths

We highlight the strengths of the IntesisHome system.

The usage of Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps systems is widely extended, and we can find climate solutions almost in any building. These buildings are used for many different purposes, so the needs vary from one to the other.

The IntesisHome application, as a cloud BMS for climate systems, offers many functionalities, covering different needs and making the system unique.

These are the main strengths we would like to highlight:

Multi-Site

With IntesisHome you can control more than one site from the same dashboard. In our system you can organize all devices in 3 different levels, so you can easily manage your Multi-Site installation anywhere you are.With IntesisHome you can control more than one site from the same dashboard. In our system you can organize all devices in 3 different levels, so you can easily manage your Multi-Site installation anywhere you are.

These are the 3 different levels offered:

  • Facility
  • Zone
  • Devices

While organizing the distribution of your climate units, the only thing you must consider is that the time zone is defined in the Facility area. This is important as many of the configurable actions are time-based.

Multi-User

Since more than one person may need access to the IntesisHome system we have set different user types. You can create and manage different users, giving the control of some units and restricting the control of others depending on their needs.

These are the 3 different levels offered:

  • Facility
  • Zone
  • Devices

Multi-Brand

Usually, in the buildings, not all the Air Conditioning or Heat Pumps units (AC/HP units) are the same brand, and to have a different application to control each of them may be annoying. This Multi-Branding capability gives you the chance to control from the same dashboard different manufacturers units.

We have 2 different hardware solutions, the universal and brand-specific device. The universal controller can manage any AC/HP unit with an Infrared port. As not all AC/HP units are Infrared controlled, we have the brand specific series, which is directly connected to the AC/HP unit.

    In our compatibility list, you can see if your climate system is compatible with IntesisHome products. All this information is available on our website: www.intesishome.com.

    Real-time control and monitoring

    IntesisHome provides you full control of your climate system, the same functionalities you have in your Remote Controller, plus many others.

      The Remote Controllers are provided by the AC/HP unit manufacturer (Infrared Controller or a Wall Mounted one) as one way to control and monitor the Climate systems.

      IntesisHome adds more ways to control your AC/HP unit, like Web and App. Since our system is capable to understand the commands sent by the manufacturer’s controllers we do not replace them, you can use both simultaneously.

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      Discover IntesisHome, the best HVAC IoT Solution

      Discover IntesisHome, the best HVAC IoT Solution

      Discover IntesisHome, the best HVAC IoT Solution

      IntesisHome, the best HVAC IoT Solution.

      IntesisHome is the HVAC IoT solution created by Intesis for Home and Facility Management. It is the most complete system in the cloud for the remote climate control, allowing management from the Smartphone, Tablet or any web browser in an easy, intuitive and attractive way for the final consumer.

      How we do it

      The first thing we must do is to communicate with the HVAC System, so we need to install the IntesisHome device. This device is the gateway to communicate with the AC unit.

      The communication with the AC units is bidirectional. It means that we send commands to the AC unit and we understand its status. This is the key to keep well synchronized what we show and what really happens.

      The IntesisHome gateways are WiFi devices, so to bring these statuses to our cloud, we use the WLAN of the building where the device is installed.
      The communication between the device and the cloud is bidirectional as well, so we send the status of the AC unit to the cloud and it sends instructions to the device.

      How to control the HVAC System

      Once we have brought the communication with the device to the cloud, we can control the Air Conditioner wherever we are, using a common user interface, regardless of the Air Conditioner or Heat Pump manufacturer.

      We have different options:

      IntesisHome doesn’t limit the control of the AC units to our apps and webs, IntesisHome is ready to communicate with 3rd Party Systems. The Public Rest API allows our B2B partners (as Utility and Telecom companies) to have the possibility to integrate the HVAC control into their own IoT solutions for Smart Home & Buildings, Energy Efficiency Solutions, Smart Grids Applications, and Value-Added Services.
      We understand that with the interaction with other clouds we may offer many other different services to our customers. A good example of these integrations is IFTTT. As you may know, IFTTT is a widely used platform that allows easy integration with a huge range of cloud services available in the market: Alexa, Google Home, Nest, etc.

      Our main strengths

      The first thing we must do is to communicate with the HVAC System, so we need to install the IntesisHome device. This device is the gateway to communicate with the AC unit.

      The communication with the AC units is bidirectional. It means that we send commands to the AC unit and we understand its status. This is the key to keep well synchronized what we show and what really happens.

      IntesisHome offers many functionalities, covering different needs and making the system unique. These are the main strengths we would like to highlight.

      • Real-Time Control and Monitor: IntesisHome provides you the full control of your HVAC system, the same functionalities you have in your Remote Controller, plus many others.
      • Multi-Site: With IntesisHome you can control more than one project from the same dashboard. Organize all devices in 3 different levels so you can easily manage your Multi-Site installation anywhere you are.
      • Multi-Brand: IntesisHome is compatible with most popular systems, so you can control all AC units from the same dashboard no matter their brand.
      • Multi-User: Since more than one user may be using the application we have set different user types. You can create and manage different users, giving control of some units and restricting the control of others depending on each user’s needs.

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