The commitment to the environment, energy efficiency and guaranteeing the best service to citizens has led the Las Rozas de Madrid City Council to choose to implement a centralized control system for the air conditioning installations of 12 of its buildings, including schools, auditoriums or sports centers.
Most of the buildings did not have a control system or the one they had was obsolete, they did not work correctly and each one had a different supplier. All this made the efficient management of public resources difficult. The typology of heating and air conditioning equipment and systems incorporated in buildings is very varied: chillers, boilers, air treatment units, fan coil terminal units, rooftop units, solar panels... And all of this had to be integrated into the system. centralized control.
The installation of this SCADA system, acronym for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition for its acronym in English, open protocol, allows remote supervision of the installation and automation of the communication of breakdowns and incidents, increasing the energy efficiency of the installation in as a whole and facilitating maintenance. The analysis of the information collected by the installation makes it possible to improve preventive maintenance tasks.
All these functionalities allow maintaining adequate comfort and air quality inside buildings, while at the same time implying a reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions, making these facilities more sustainable and respectful of the environment. Additionally, associated operating costs are reduced.
The chosen system, from the Carrier brand, is scalable, and can be progressively and easily expanded to the rest of the municipal facilities, thus avoiding the rigidity of classic systems, and generating a shared ecosystem for all buildings. In addition, the system allows the incorporation of other types of installations (irrigation, exterior lighting, accesses...).
- Setpoint/operating temperatures.
- Hours of operation of the units.
- Energy efficiency.
- Energy consumption (kWh) .
- Number of Alarms/Incidents.
- Response time to incident.
- Air quality parameters (renewal air, filtration…)
- User satisfaction level.
Working Group 2