Anyone whose mind is on sustainability, CO2 savings, and the social responsibility we have to achieve global climate goals has a crucial question to ask themselves: What solutions are available to significantly reduce a large share of global energy consumption – that is to say, energy consumption in buildings?

This question is not only an ecological one, it is increasingly also an economic one. Investors and operators have overlapping interests, in that only buildings that have been optimized in terms of energy efficiency and that feature appropriate energy monitoring and energy metering solutions are buildings that are fit for the future.

With building automation across all technical systems – such as Beckhoff offers with PC-based control – sustainable, energy-efficient construction and living can be implemented in the true sense of a green building. All technical systems are integrated on a single control platform. All participants in the building value chain benefit from this: Architects enjoy maximum creative freedom with optimal functional efficiency; specialist planners are provided with increased planning reliability with reduced complexity; system integrators benefit from simplified engineering and increased process reliability; operators minimize their operating costs and maintenance work; investors are provided with the greatest possible investment protection.

All data points in a single system… Beckhoff’s hardware and software products cover heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting, room automation, media technology, data acquisition and storage, energy monitoring, visualisation and integration into cloud platforms, creating a truly holistic control solution.

Beckhoff are exhibiting at the year’s Smart Buildings Show - stand B48.