Building Automation Sports Facilities
In large sports facilities such as stadiums, arenas, racetracks, spas and swimming pools, padel and tennis courts, building automation can automate and remotely manage – with PC/Laptop, smartphones and tablets – a number of key functions, ensuring optimal comfort for athletes and spectators, maximizing consumption and significantly reducing waste. This is very useful especially for those facilities occasionally used or available by reservation. Sports facilities are energy-intensive buildings, for which energy cost containment is a critical goal.
By leveraging automation, a reduction in consumption of up to 30% can be achieved, which can rise to as high as 50% for swimming facilities (according to report RT/2017/40/ENEA).
All Key Functions in a Single Dashboard
Through its single control dashboard, Duemmegi’s building automation system allows you to manage the following sports centers functions:
The lighting level of the playing field, stands, and locker rooms.
Lighting scenarios and special effects. Lighting scenarios are preset scenarios that can be activated depending on the intended use of the facility. For example, you can create a lighting scenario called “match” that is also suitable for television filming, and a scenario called “training” in which fewer lighting units are activated. . This ensures power savings, without compromising the appropriate lighting of the playing field. Special effects are lighting effects and stage sets that can be used during major sporting events or competitions to entertain guests during pre-game or halftime.
Power distribution and generator efficiency monitoring for emergency lighting if necessary. These safety functions guarantee full functionality of all sporting events.
Facility temperature control (locker rooms, playground, restrooms). Switching all functions on/off is remotely and centrally controlled by the BMS supervisor, without the need to engage personnel to manually activate thermoregulation for each area.
Safety in restrooms through the installation of anti-flooding and anti-vandalism detectors, as well as remote management and centralization of emergency calls in restrooms for the disabled. During sporting events, it’s mandatory to join these systems into a specific attended point of surveillance.
Access and turnstile control to ensure the authorized entrance of athletes, and public and service personnel.
The Flexibility of a Building Automation System for Efficient and Comfortable Sports Facilities
Duemmegi building automation systems provide a large number of flexible solutions. These solutions simplify the management of the facility, optimizing costs and minimizing waste. The result is a smart sports facility with a high level of comfort for all users and that is highly efficient from a power consumption standpoint. The following is possible thanks to building automation:
In large sports centers with padel courts, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor soccer fields, etc., the facility can be configured according to reserved playing areas. For example, based on reservations, the BMS can turn on temperature control and lighting 15 minutes before players arrive and turn off the system (inside the locker rooms also) at the end of the game or training session.
At racetracks and golf courses, the irrigation system can be automated.
In swimming pools, spas, and aquatic entertainment facilities, all the technological equipment can be controlled through automation. This allows for the management of water temperature, water pH monitoring, and control of devices responsible for water chlorination It is possible to activate countercurrent swimming, showerheads, water pH measurement, and management of light therapy and fragrance diffusers. Room temperature and humidity (outside the water) can also be measured and calibrated automatically and regularly, and the proper functioning of devices such as heat exchangers can also be controlled.
On ski runs, lighting can be activated for nighttime skiing using twilight detectors.