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Energy-efficient room automation

with EN 15232 and VDI 3813

e.controlTM functionality
Energy efficiency according to EN 15232

e.controlTM - energy efficiency for lighting and sunblinds

Whereas efficiency class C requires just


the legal minimum standards to be met
without any specific energy-saving automation, class B already requires the use of
energy-efficient room automation functions
for all systems (heating, cooling, ventilation,
lighting and sunblinds). This is reasonable
insofar as an increase in energy efficiency
is primarily achieved by controlling the
usage of energy, i.e. within the rooms. Only
in this way can waste energy, which is the

5.1 Occupancy control

result of energy output which is not adapted


to utilisation requirements, be effectively
ruled out. For this reason, room automation
in Green Buildings is of immense importance and is explained in greater detail in
the tables below.
The first two columns contain the room
automation-related methods detailed in
EN 15232 and which refer to lighting,
sunblind, heating and cooling systems as
well as room climate control systems.
The third column, also from this standard,
shows the efficiency class which can be
achieved with one method.
The next column describes by which means
energy savings are achieved.
Column 5, VDI 3813-2 Function is particularly important for the planning of room
automation systems, as it provides the link
to the room automation functions described

BAC Eff.
Class

Energy savings

0 Manual on/off switch


1 Manual on/off switch with additional
sweeping extinction signal

D
C

2 Automatic detection

Switching off the lighting in the


event of non-occupancy
eliminates energy use in
unoccupied rooms.

in the directive VDI 3813-2. The 3 following tables show which methods can be
used efficiently in which type of building.
The last column lists the e.control devices
and combinations thereof, which fulfil the
requirements of the respective method and
thus the required room automation functions.
For the lighting system, the combination of
an e.control multisensor and dimmable light
actuators of series R or M meets the highest
efficiency class A. In the case of the sunblinds, class A is achieved by using ombra
BST slat tracking controller in combination
with any number of e.control sunblind
actuators and an e.control room climate
controller (automatic thermal control).

VDI 3813-2 functions

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The European standard EN 15232 sets the


standard for building automation, specifying
for the first time a list of room and building automation and management methods
which influence the energy efficiency of
buildings. Moreover, these are divided into
four efficiency classes in order ensure a
reasonable minimal functionality in accordance with building contractors requirements.

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devices

- Presence detection
- Occupancy evaluation
- Automatic lights
- Light actuator

- lumina MS3 (mini)


- lumina MS/RC
- all e.control light actuators

- lumina MS3 (mini)


- lumina MS/RC
- lumina(R)DALx
- lumina (R)ST4
- lumina RDAx-UN

5.2 Daylight control


0 Manual
1 Automatic

C
B

Reduction in the luminous flux of - Brightness measurem.(indoor)


artificial lighting to the required - Constant-light control
minimum.
- Light actuator (dimmable)

6 Blind control

BAC Eff.
Class

VDI 3813-2 functions

0 Manual operation
1 Motorized operation with manual
control

D
D

2 Motorized operation with automatic


control

- Brightness measurem. (outdoor)


- Automatic solar control
- Sunshade actuator

3 Combined control of lighting,


blind and HVAC system

Maximisation of daylight penetration


by means of slat tracking minimises the proportion of artificial
lighting, energy-optimised control
of the solar energy inputs relieves
the heating and cooling system.

- Brightness measurem. (outdoor)


- Temperature measurem.(indoor)
- Slat tracking control
- Shadow correction
- Automatic thermal control
- Sunshade actuator

Energy savings

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Suitable spega
devices

- ombra W2
- ombra W8 with ombra W7-C
- all e.control Sunblind actuators

- ombra W2
- ombra W8 with ombra W7-C
- ombra BST
- lumina MS/RC with dialog RC-T(S)
- all e.control Room operat. panels
- all e.control Sunblind actuators

e.controlTM - energy efficiency for heating and cooling

1.1/3.1 Emission control

modes based on the actual occupancy, is


also used. When selecting the lumina MS/
RC radio-controlled multisensor, into which
even the room climate controller is integrated, class A is already achieved when
used in conjunction with a dialog RC-T(S)
radio-controlled temperature sensor.

BAC Eff.
Class

Energy savings

VDI 3813-2 functions

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To achieve energy efficiency class B or


A for cooling and heating systems, all
e.control room control devices with integrated room climate controller can be used, as
the latter already comprises all the necessary
functions in accordance with VDI 3813.
For class A an e.control multisensor, which
facilitates the switch-over between energy

Suitable spega
devices

0 No automatic control
1 Central automatic control
2 Individual room control by
thermostatic valves or electronic
controller

D
D
C

3 Individual room control with


communication between controllers
and to BACS

Communication allows the use


of time programs for reduction
in the event of non-use.
Centralised control is also
possible.

- Time program
- Setpoint calculation
- Energy mode selection
- Temperature control
- (Window monitoring)

- nova / clima RO (-CC / -FC)


- nova / clima RCM (-CC / -FC)
- nova / clima LCD (-CC)
- dialog 1 / dialog 8
- tactio S / tactio L
- all e.control actuators

4 Integrated individual room control


including demand control
(by occupancy sensors)

Automatic occupancy sensing


leads to a further minimisation
of supply losses in the event of
total non-occupancy.

- Presence detection
- Occupancy evaluation
- Time program
- Setpoint calculation
- Energy mode selection
- Temperature control
- (Window monitoring)

operation panels as
- Room
above with lumina MS3 (mini)

- lumina MS/RC with dialog RC-T(S)


all e.control actuators

1.3/3.3 Control of distribution network water temperature


0 No automatic control
1 Outside temperature compensated
control

D
C

2 Demand based control

- Load optimisation
Acknowledgement of the
effective loads of the individual
room controllers reduces the
distribution losses to a minimum by adopting the temperature to the effective demand.

A
1.5/3.5 Intermittent control of emission

0 No automatic control
1 Automatic control with fixed time
program

D
C

2 Automatic control with optimum


start

3 Automatic control with demand


evaluation

The latest possible heating-up


time reduces supply losses in the
morning.
Time-based heating to standby
setpoint, heating-up to comfort
setpoint only on presence.

/ clima RO (-CC / -FC)


-- nova
nova / clima RCM (-CC / -FC)
- nova / clima LCD (-CC)
- dialog 1 / dialog 8
- tactio S / tactio L
- lumina MS/RC with dialog RC-T(S)

- Time program
- Energy mode selection
- Start optimisation
same as above, plus:
- Presence detection
- Occupancy evaluation

- nova / clima RO (-CC / -FC)


- nova / clima RCM (-CC / -FC)
- nova / clima LCD (-CC)
- dialog 1 / dialog 8
- tactio S / tactio L
- lumina MS/RC with dialog RC-T(S)

3.6 Interlock between heating and cooling control of emission


0 No interlock
1 Partial interlock

D
C

2 Total interlock

Reliable prevention of simul- - Function selection


taneous heating and cooling
energy output with the effect of
neutralisation.

/ clima RO (-CC / -FC)


-- nova
nova / clima RCM (-CC / -FC)
- nova / clima LCD (-CC)
- dialog 1 / dialog 8
- tactio S / tactio L
- lumina MS/RC with dialog RC-T(S)

e.controlTM functionality
Energy efficiency according to EN 15232

e.controlTM - energy efficiency for ventilation and air conditioning


the required sensor technology. The control
algorithms for adjusting the air flaps and for
free night cooling are already integrated
into the room climate controller of the
e.control room control device, which is used
for heating and cooling. The e.control MP
bus controller, in addition to the R or M

BAC Eff.
Energy savings
Class
4.1 Air flow control at room level
0 No automatic control
D
1 Time control
C
2 Presence control
B Reduction in volumetric rate

of flow in the event of nonoccupancy reduces the power


required by the fans.

3 Demand control

Demand-based control of the


volumetric rate of flow
according to the air quality
reduces the required power to
a minimum.

D
C
B

4.5 Free mechanical cooling


0 No control
1 Night cooling
2 Free cooling

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The use of night air for


discharging the thermal mass
of the building without using
power for cooling.

series analogue output modules, is especially suited for controlling the air volume flaps
as it evaluates not only the actuators but the
air quality sensors required for class A.

VDI 3813-2 functions

- Time program
- Presence detection
- Occupancy evaluation
- Air quality control
- Control drive actuator
- (Window monitoring)

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To ensure energy efficiency in ventilation


and air conditioning control, the volumetric
air flow must be adjusted by means of the
room occupancy sensor (class B) or air
quality measurement sensor (class A) in the
case of mechanical ventilation. In the first
instance, an e.control multisensor provides

- Air quality measurement


- Presence detection
- Occupancy evaluation
- Air quality control
- Control drive actuator
- (Window monitoring)

- Temperature measurement
(indoor/outdoor)
- Function selection
- Night-time cooling

Suitable spega
devices

/ clima RO (-CC / -FC)


-- nova
nova / clima RCM (-CC / -FC)
- nova / clima LCD (-CC)
- dialog 1 / dialog 8
- tactio S / tactio L
- lumina MS3 (mini)
- lumina MS/RC
- clima (R)AAx-10V
- clima (R)AA8-MP
- devices as above

- nova / clima RO (-CC / -FC)


- nova / clima RCM (-CC / -FC)
- nova / clima LCD (-CC)
- dialog 1 / dialog 8
- tactio S / tactio L
- lumina MS/RC with dialog RC-T(S)
- ombra W2
- ombra W8 with ombra W7-C

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