Room automation is a part of the building automation. “Integrated room automation” refers to the control of room climate, lighting and sun protection. On the one hand, this integration’s advantages lie in the simplified operation by the user and, on the other hand, in significant improvements in energy efficiency. A room controller or a room automation station guarantee minimum energy consumption, they are responsible for sun protection and lighting and regulate the room temperature. The room thermostat controls the air conditioning system and ensures a comfortable temperature, depending on the current occupancy and external influences such as sunlight and outside temperature.
With our solutions for room automation, we cover all the customer’s requirements for pleasant working spaces and functional rooms. Not only do we ensure an automatically optimised room climate, we also offer simple room operation. With the local room control, the user can intervene at any time and adjust the room climate to his wishes. The open communication allows full control with a Building Management System. SAUTER solutions are therefore always functional, flexible, and efficient.
The flexibility of SAUTER room automation creates optimum conditions for every room. Whether office building, hotel, hospital, shopping centre, school or museum: SAUTER adapts room automation individually to the use of space by each customer and each construction project.
This results in a holistic and tailor-made solution for integrating the indoor climate, lighting and sun protection. Room automation can be seamlessly integrated into system automation and building management. In this way, the potential of the energy efficiency of buildings in accordance with the EN 15232 standard is used to reduce operating costs and at the same time achieve maximum comfort and efficient work in the room. Operation is via a room control unit or smartphone.
Companies and their office buildings are subject to constant change: an open space office becomes an individual or group office, partitions are erected or removed. SAUTER room automation supports flexible room use through the concept of modular room segments (moving wall). A building or an office floor is divided into segments (e.g. one window width) and automated accordingly. Depending on the use of space, these room segments can be combined to form rooms with common control of temperature, lighting, glare protection and solar shading.
With this concept, the room layout of all integrated trades can be changed simply at the click of a mouse via the Management Operating Unit (MBE) – quickly, cost-effectively and without interrupting operations. This ensures full flexibility in room layout.
Intelligent room management from SAUTER is extremely adaptable and efficient thanks to smart control and flexible room layout. It covers the latest requirements in room automation (e.g. guideline VDI 3813) and saves energy and costs when operating buildings in accordance with the EN 15232 standard.
Integrated room automation massively reduces a building’s energy consumption and operating costs while at the same time increasing user comfort. In addition to the room climate (heating, ventilation, cooling), SAUTER also includes lighting and shading or solar shading as important components in integrated room automation.
SAUTER room automation fulfils its tasks according to the respective functional requirements. All functions of the room can be integrated in a room controller and all the trades can be operated or controlled from a single room control unit. Room automation from SAUTER thus equips buildings for higher energy efficiency classes and greater user comfort.
An automatic control of the sun shading is absolutely necessary, especially in modern buildings with large glass surfaces. A simple closing of the sun shading in strong sunlight protects the building from overheating, but leads to darkened workspaces with artificial light. Comfort is created when the room user has no glare at his workplace, can make maximum use of the available daylight at the same time and maintains visual contact with the outside world. This can be optimally achieved with a sun position-guided control of the sun shading system. In addition, the use of presence-dependent constant light control ensures appropriate lighting with minimum energy consumption – and conveys safety.
In addition to controlling the indoor climate with heating, cooling and ventilation, lighting plays a very important role. With SAUTER room controllers, lighting can be seamlessly integrated into room control and central visualisation in the management control unit (MBE). Thus, the technical service always has an overview of all parameters in the room, corridors or buildings and can react quickly and purposefully to fault messages such as defective lamps.
The interior architecture ranges from modern to dignified, from cheeky and colourful to restrained and elegant. Accordingly, SAUTER’s various room control units can be easily integrated into the interior through integration into the frames of the various light switch ranges and through individual labelling and colour design. From the simple rotary knob for room temperature to the touch panel, different device lines are available in function and design.