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Building Automation

The solution for greater comfort, efficiency and sustainability

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Digital technology, networks and intelligent systems and devices are making ever-greater inroads into our everyday lives.

The next logical step is for these trends to enhance the buildings in which we work, shop or go for appointments or services.

The owners and operators of commercial buildings are naturally also devoting thought to topics such as resource conservation, urbanization and the steadily growing wish for better safety and security. It’s therefore good news that our building automation experts are so skillful at inventing and implementing clever solutions to meet all of these needs.

How can I benefit from building automation?

Modern building automation systems ensure that buildings think in a networked way. Optimally designed, users and operators profit from these advantages:

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Cost-effectiveness

You optimize operation of your building and benefit from cost savings.

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Sustainability

You conserve resources and make your building greener.

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Comfort

You’re enabled to offer users a modern, attractive, and pleasant environment.

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Security and safety

You can protect your building better from intruders, fire, theft, damage and many other risks and hazards.

A smart approach

Surveillance, control, regulation and optimization bundled in a single all-embracing system. Digitization and the Internet of Things are opening up exciting new prospects.

State-of-the-art technologies are now letting operators and users directly interact with buildings. This is paving the way for novel technological solutions to meet our needs.

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Building automation facts

Setting new standards

It is still a fairly young field, but building automation has a fascinating history. Its evolution has been strongly shaped by new technologies and rapid adaptations. Here you’ll find a retrospect, lessons learned by doing, and exciting prospects for the years ahead.

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Health and building automation – how do they fit together?

The right combination of architecture, design, building materials and technical building equipment has a far-reaching influence on the well-being of people in a building. Intelligent automation systems make a valuable contribution in this respect, helping to shape the indoor climate in a way that ensures everyone's health, productivity and ability to concentrate.

Sustainable cities

Sustainable cities: Ontario is the new must-see

Ontario is a community of 185,000 inhabitants located east of Los Angeles. Thanks to smart technology and building automation from Bosch subsidiary Climatec, Ontario has slashed greenhouse-gas emissions by 10,000 tons a year. Michael Johnson, Ontario’s director of municipal services, takes us on a tour of the smart city’s hot spots.

Back to the future: important milestones in the roughly 100-year history of building automation

Visionary ideas become reality: The history of intelligent buildings

Back to the future: important milestones in the roughly 100-year history of building automation

People sitting in open space office. The volume of data is constantly growing. The key issue with Smart Buildings is to analyze this data and generate further added value from it.

How intelligent buildings will support us in the future

The volume of data is constantly growing. The key issue with Smart Buildings is to analyze this data and generate further added value from it. Which solutions show the most sustainable effects?

Olympic Stadion in Munich - a customer of Bosch Energy and Building Solutions | Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH
Maximum energy efficiency with state-of-the-art building automation for the Munich Olympic Hall

Since it was built for the 1972 Olympic Games, Munich’s largest indoor venue has hosted some 3,000 events attended by a total of around 30 million spectators. These days, however, concerts, business events, and athletic competitions require technical systems that are lightyears beyond what was standard half a century ago. So it was high time to modernize this unique building with new automation systems to support the hall’s diverse uses.

The new building automation solution has thoroughly improved operation of the Olympic Hall. Its safety and security have improved while its cost-effectiveness and efficiency have soared. To accomplish this, its technology was brought up to the level of current standards. The systems for security, energy supply, fire detection and response, and air conditioning, among others, were modernized with intelligent control strategies and integrated automation. This has made it possible for much of the original equipment to continue operating. It was even possible to continue using the hall during the project, which was cleverly planned and implemented to avoid interruptions.

Further references

exterior view of H7 Münster Germany

H7 Münster, Germany

Office Buildings

With its wood and its sensors, H7 Münster gives us a vision of true sustainability. The building was designed and built to be energy efficient and is also designed for sustainable operation.

Climatec, a subsidiary of Bosch, implemented a comprehensive building automation solution for the new stadium that interconnects many individual components and the unique heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ( HVAC) system.

Globe Life Field Stadium, USA

Stadiums

The Texas Rangers Globe Life Field Stadium is being converted into an entertainment center with a comprehensive building automation solution by Climatec.

The building automation of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall was provided by GFR Gesellschaft für Regelungstechnik und Energieeinsparung mbH, a subsidiary of Bosch Energy and Building Solutions

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Germany

Theaters and concert halls

The most modern building automation solutions for this Hamburg landmark ensure comfort and energy efficiency in the entire building complex.

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The Spiral New York, USA

Office buildings

Green and smart with a totally pleasant ambiance: this spectacular new skyscraper in New York has been equipped with a topnotch building automation system.

Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment

Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment, USA

Entertainment

The experts from Climatec implemented an automation solution that is capable of centrally monitoring and controlling critical building systems for three casinos.

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University of Paderborn, Germany

Public sector

Intelligent buildings for smart people: The University of Paderborn in Germany is using building automation systems to ensure greater sustainability and comfort.

Learn more about how we partner with our customers

We develop, supply and install integrated, state-of-the-art building automation solutions from A to Z in Europe and, in collaboration with our subsidiaries, Bosch Building Automation GmbH and Climatec, we develop, supply and install, also in the USA.

You too can benefit from our comprehensive competence and experience, 360° approach to every project, and strong partners. We’ve proven our capabilities with a long roster of successfully implemented projects.