• Building Integration

What is Building Integration?

Integration involves connecting the various building systems through a common control interface. This ensures that separate systems do not conflict with each other, but inform each other and work cooperatively. In a typical building, heating and cooling, lighting and security all operate independently, wasting energy and increasing maintenance. An integrated system can continuously monitor the building’s systems to identify areas of concern, identify opportunities for improvement and system optimization and ensure that savings attained through investment are sustained.

How do we use it?

We use Building Integration to improve how our systems work together. For example, the first arriving occupant can disarm the alarm, which will wake the lighting and mechanical systems from their standby (night time) modes. The connected energy metering system then tracks that consumption change, and notifies us if consumption is higher than expected.

How does it make us more sustainable?

Integration allows us to operate our building at peak efficiency by engaging only what systems are necessary at any given time. This can have a dramatic effect on energy and maintenance costs. For example, our heat pump can be controlled based on what time of day it is, how expensive electricity is, if there are people in the building as well as if heat is needed in occupied spaces.

Technologies enabling the Building Integration system

Track lighting


What is Lighting? Lighting is necessary for building occupants to perform tasks.
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Security system


What is Security? A Security system is required to ensure that building occupant
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Power monitoring

Power Monitoring

What is Power Monitoring? Power Monitoring equipment measures energy consumption
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Building automation

Building Automation

What is Building Automation? The Andover Continuum Building Automation system co
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As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine manufacturers, Non-residential buildings, Data centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.