An intelligent building shading system connected to the “Internet of Things”, capable of creating ambient office environments, reducing energy costs and improving the wellbeing of occupants will be launched at EcoBuild at Excel, London on 8-10 March.
idealite is a future-proof technology combining window shading, natural light, the technological “cloud” and wireless technology to constantly ensure the efficiency of commercial green buildings and offices while maintaining and enhancing the environment for and wellbeing of occupants.
To be launched by commercial window shading specialist Umbra, idealite is a wireless system connected to the Internet of Things allowing connectivity to other technologies and systems in a building, such as heating systems and people movement sensors to maximise efficiencies and energy.
Using live and always-on GPS, weather information and data from the Internet of Things, the system ensures automated window shading aximizes natural light use while balancing this with internal lighting, heating and other building systems.
The system will be targeted at architects and building designers to be implemented as part of the build phase in commercial and office developments.
“We’ve collaborated on a new technology and product that has far reaching improvements to the way buildings work,” said Nigel Hill, Managing Director of Swansea-based Umbra Shading.
“The combination of technologies into one smart system will mean significant improvements in energy usage and the ability to create pleasurable and practical working environments, reduce energy costs and create a wellbeing for occupants, thus reducing related illnesses such as Sick Building Syndrome.”
More details about the new product will be unveiled and available to see at EcoBuild 2016 which is being held at the Excel centre in London between 8 and 10 March 2016.
Interest is expected from architects involved in commercial and office developments who are looking for ways to continually increase energy efficiency in buildings from the start, rather than during the fit-out stage or as a tenant/occupier preference when they move in.
The system will be available to see at Stand E4144 at EcoBuild when it is announced on the 8th March.
Notes to the Editor
More details about the new product will be unveiled and available to see at EcoBuild 2016 which is being held at the Excel centre in London between 8 and 10 March 2016. The system will be available to see at Stand E4144 at EcoBuild when it is announced on the 8th March.