CLIC building in Beijing, China
Climate change is a global issue. The question of how climate protection objectives can be achieved is keeping the governments all over the world occupied - even in China. China is increasingly relying on sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings. A good example of it is the China Life Insurance Company (CLIC) R&D Centre in Beijing, which was certified with the international sustainability seal LEED.
The People’s Republic of China is striving for climate neutrality by 2060. Therefore, the energy efficiency should be significantly boosted particularly in energy intensive industries. This also pertains to the Chinese construction and building sector, which causes extraordinarily high CO2 emissions in a worldwide comparison.
Building automation improves energy efficiency
An important factor to make the building more energy efficient is an intelligent building control: For example, in the CLIC office building in Beijing, heating, lights, air conditioning, cooling, shade control, door and window technology are linked together and automatically controlled. The energy consumption can be reduced significantly by intelligent automation. The reason: Sensors such as temperature sensor, air quality indicators, brightness sensors, movement detectors or weather stations are more energy efficient than humans in their response. Another advantage of the building automation (GA): The comfort and security are also noticeably improved.
Sustainable ventilation by automatic windows
Building automation improves not only the energy efficiency, but also the indoor air quality. If smart window systems such as our Powerchain and Slimchain electric chain drives are centrally linked with the building management technology, rooms can be ventilated and supplied with fresh air as needed. The advantage: Automated window ventilation consumes lesser energy than most of the mechanical ventilation systems. In addition, heating costs can be saved if ventilation and heating are jointly controlled via building management technology.