It is predicted that more than two-thirds of the global population will live in cities by 2050. Buildings will therefore play an essential role in how people will experience this growing urbanization. This comes along with an energy consumption of buildings which is already more than 30% of total energy utilization and continues to rise. Hence, amongst other attributes sustainability and comfort are highly important to the future of building technology. Schaffner delivers a wide range of products and solutions to contribute to more sustainable and energy-efficient buildings and infrastructure.
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Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning are responsible for a high proportion of energy consumption in modern buildings. Variable frequency drives are widely used in HVAC applications, where energy efficiency can be substantially improved by mitigating harmonic current present in the energy flow.
Elevator & Escalator
Elevators and escalators help to make urban spaces more efficient. Especially in large commercial buildings, elevators and escalators bring people from A to B much faster, easier, and more safely. By applying modern drive technology, elevator motors run as generators during braking and feed energy back into the network or accumulator for later use.
Energy saving lighting systems, such as LEDs together with dimmers and timers, are widely promoted and fitted in modern buildings. They do not only provide a wide range of design and application opportunities. By allowing a dedicated smart light management they also contribute to reduced energy consumption.
Some of our Building Technology Applications