‘Building of the future’ – Schneider joins 1000 La Trobe Street project

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The office tower is set to be Melbourne’s next smart building, boasting leading sustainability, smart tech and efficiency attributes.

Schneider Electric has joined the project team for 1000 La Trobe Street in Melbourne as technology partner. Its brief is to improve the 40,000-square metre development’s operational and energy efficiencies, while providing tenants with ‘highly adaptable’ experiences, a media release says.

A cloud-hosted EcoStruxure solution is being designed, to allow the building to scale in new digital services over time.

1000 La Trobe“1000 La Trobe will be Melbourne’s next smart building,” says Keith Miller, sales director digital buildings at Schneider, “sustainable, resilient, hyper efficient and people centric.

“The integrated system platform will essentially provide a single view into the building’s multiple smart technologies. The connected and integrated technologies allow for significant sustainability insights, with the ability to easily manage and monitor efficiency as well as focusing on integrating emerging technologies in a way that is people centric.”

The solution will incorporate a range of building management and energy management systems, electric vehicle (EV) chargers and building analytics. The open nature of the solution will allow for seamless integration into room bookings, density management offerings and better digitisation of remote work.

It will aim to encourage tenant engagement and bring choice, interoperability and adaptability to the occupant experience.

The EV chargers will be integrated into an energy management system, meaning management will have visibility over the performance and use of the chargers. EV charger data will be translated into meaningful metrics for tenants, such as carbon amounts reduced or even ‘trees saved’.

Building Advisor and Power Advisor analytics will be key to the building’s performance, allowing building management to address issues before they become faults or even before tenants notice an issue. Power Advisor will help ensure electrical metering equipment is accurate to ensure the best NABERS performance.

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