Monitoring indoor environmental quality provides user satisfaction and savings

Monitoring indoor environmental quality provides user satisfaction and savings

Indoor environmental quality can be regarded as significant subject when studying for example tenant satisfaction and employee productivity for office properties. Indoor environmental quality also relates to energy consumption. When the quality of indoor environment is desired to be improved, it usually can increase energy consumption for example when indoor temperature is modified. In user interface, simultaneous indoor environmental quality and energy consumption monitoring has been the development targets of the pilot project.

Property: Innova 4, Location: Jyväskylä, Finland, Building year: 2013, Gross floor area: 10944 sq m2

Results

The project was implemented in co-operation with Technopolis Oyj and RealIn Oy and resulted following: metering information delivered through Honeywell automation system to database in order to monitor ongoing data in web-based application. The monitoring application informs the percentage of indoor quality that complies with the S2-classification and displays also the level of energy consumption, which is presented in the same graph. In the graph, the application user is able to interpret the frequency and possible deviation in energy consumption and indoor environmental quality.

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Effects

Monitoring indoor environmental quality and energy consumption on nearly real-time frequency gives possibility for the application user to react on sudden changes in indoor quality or energy consumption. When monitoring indoor air quality and energy efficiency user is able to see simultaneously several set of values, which gives the benefit for example to discover the point of time when deviation have occurred, analyze the cause for deviation and execute operations on the basis of the findings. Also, the performance data is logged to database, so there is possibility to inspect the data retroactively.

Future Opportunities

Future opportunities in the long run could be analyzing the indoor environmental quality and energy consumption automatically through the application. Additionally, follow-up actions could include application alarms that automatically alarm when notable deviation is discovered when data comparison is set for example to monitor current year versus previous year.

RYM Program

Indoor Environment

Participants

  • Fatman Oy
  • Technopolis Oyj
  • RealIn Oy

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