Lyon’s highest building reaches new lows in energy consumption

The skyscraper, which peaks at 200m is the first large-scale building to install such energy efficient systems. After its inauguration in October 2015, the Incity skyscraper will be the highest tower in Lyon, the third tallest in France and one of the first high-rise constructions labeled as a Low Consumption building. The System Integrator Partner on the project was Iris Regulation. 

Distech Controls offers a modular solution, based on open standards, for a combined control of HVAC, lighting and sunblinds in each office room. This all-in-one system reduces the number of BACnet MSTP routers since there is only one device per room.

This solution achieves the project’s technical specifications that required energy performance certifications (HQE, BBCa,d BREEAM Excellent), creating an efficient and energy saving control system with modularity.

As one of the integrated systems, the EC-Multi-Sensor Series, designed as a ‘4-in-1’ communicating sensor, combines a motion detector, light sensor, temperature sensor and an infrared receiver in one single compact device. Ideal for low consumption buildings, the sensor optimises energy use according to the building’s conditions. Motion sensing, temperature measurement and occupancy detection monitors are used to gauge the optimum heating, cooling and lighting settings at its most energy efficient level. 

Only one main HVAC Controller has to be configured to enable all functionalities in a room. The lighting and sunblind expansion modules operate as soon as they are connected and powered by the main HVAC controller. 

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