Schneider Electric™ has announced the release of its SmartStruxure™ solution, which maximizes building efficiency and reduces operating costs across the entire lifecycle of a facility. The SmartStruxure solution integrates customized hardware, software, engineering, installation and services, to ensure facilities are energy-efficient and effectively managed.
“People who design, own or manage buildings today face a number of challenges, including a sluggish economy, tighter regulatory requirements, aging equipment and rising energy costs,” said Gareth O’Reilly, Schneider Electric Vice President for the Buildings Business in Australia and New Zealand. “To stay competitive, their buildings need to do more with less.”
The SmartStruxure solution breaks down traditional information silos and delivers integrated building information and real-time data via web access, powerful graphics and trend visualisations, rich reports, and mobile applications.
“Our SmartStruxure solution provides benefits across the spectrum of building stakeholders: architects and engineers save time and money with an integrated solution from a trusted business partner,” Gareth said. “Building owners and managers get a robust platform that is scalable and easy to use. Business executives have instant access to energy and sustainability metrics, enabling them to better make decisions and control costs, and occupants enjoy a safe, comfortable environment.”
The SmartStruxure solution is powered by the Schneider Electric StruxureWare™ Building Operation software, which provides integrated monitoring, control, and management of HVAC, energy, lighting, and other critical building systems. Additionally, this application connects easily to other StruxureWare software within suites, developed to address the unique needs of key market segments. Supported by EcoStruxure™ Web Services, the suites will unify key software applications across all levels of an enterprise.
The SmartStruxure solution represents the building management domain of expertise in the larger Schneider Electric EcoStruxure solution architecture. Introduced in 2009, the EcoStruxure architecture connects five domains of expertise — power, data centers, process and machines, building management, and physical security — within an open and flexible technology architecture that delivers significant savings on CapEx and OpEx.