Building Automation Monuments
This group includes all those buildings that are valuable for their artistic or historical relevance, such as churches, cathedrals, monumental squares, artistic sites, historical buildings, and museums. Duemmegi has already implemented building automation systems for well-known sites such as the Square of Miracles in Pisa, the Cathedral of Montecarlo, the Vittoriano monumental building – also known as Altare della Patria – in Rome, the Sforza Castle in Milan, the Duomo in Florence, and many others.
The 7 Benefits of a Building Automation System to Optimize Sites of Artistic Relevance
Museums, historic buildings, and monuments of artistic interest cannot be subject to invasive procedures in order to be properly controlled. Nevertheless, it’s possible to optimize their daily use. Duemmegi, backed by 30 years of experience in the field, can implement a building automation system for these special sites in order to manage:
Lighting – An automated on/off system of the existing installed equipment. Using the graphic interface, you can call up any lighting and scenic scenarios, depending on the intended use (including temporary) of the site.
Temperature control, if available, to ensure maximum comfort within rooms while they’re in use or open to the public. This optimizes heating/cooling costs by reducing waste and misuse.
Infrastructure monitoring, which includes both control of the electrical system as well as air-conditioning equipment.
Automation of windows to control the amount of natural light. This has a positive impact on energy savings, as it allows optimization of the heating and cooling system. It also allows for greater ease of use and simplification when windows are difficult to access or particularly heavy to operate.
Changing exhibits. In museums and exhibition spaces, a building automation system can be perfectly adapted to temporary set-ups/changing scenarios due to its high flexibility. For example, you can adjust the indoor lighting (mix of warm/cool light) to emphasize displayed artwork or recall specific scenarios to enhance the visitors’ experience. The possibilities for customization are endless.
Access control to manage and differentiate entry (employees, suppliers, visitors). Automated access control is also important to allow access to restricted areas for security reasons, or to enable access to authorized personnel only.
Monitoring of energy consumption in order to optimize energy supply and management of lighting, water, and gas systems (where available). The Duemmegi system uses its own meters for the electric network and third-party (integrated) meters for the water and gas distribution network.
Perfect Management and "Invisible" Technology through BUS Systems
In buildings of a historical or artistic relevance such as churches, monuments, and palaces, the use of an automation system with BUS is in many cases the only possible solution. The electrical systems are often antiquated or subject to constraints. The BUS system enables the implementation and modification of a virtually unlimited number of functions, without any physical changes to circuits: the connectivity is implemented at the programming level only.
Once the building automation system has been installed, just press a button to have the system processing the information, that runs on the BUS cable and, in accordance with the configured programming, operate the actuators (output) distributed in the field.
In addition, a building automation system for historic sites with BUS technology provides:
Ease of wiring
Reduced cost and installation time
Low-voltage control points
Disconnectable power circuits
Reduced EMF (Electromagnetic Fields)
So, as new needs arise, a building automation system can be implemented or reconfigured without physical intervention. In a traditional automation system, on the other hand, any change in operation also involves a change of connections and sometimes structural work. In addition to the invasive nature of this method, there is a rather significant amount of time and money to be considered as well. With a traditional approach you also lose the advantage of simple wiring with low-voltage control points and, thus, reduced electromagnetic fields. These are all aspects that should never be underestimated today. As a result, a BUS automation system represents the best possible solution available.