One of the most advanced printing houses in Central and Eastern Europe is located in Szczecin, western Poland. On 5,000 square meters, Print Group, the owner of “Booksfactory”, has created an office part and a production hall, where nearly 100 book titles are manufactured every day on efficient digital printing machines, mostly for international publishers from Western Europe. It is equipped, among others, with motion detectors, temperature sensors and systems for monitoring energy consumption in individual rooms. All critical installations and systems – heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, lighting and shutters – are automated, making the “Booksfactory” a truly intelligent building, fully equipped with a control building applications. These help save energy and cut down on the building maintenance cost.
INLOGIC, the company who was responsible for the investment project and integration of the complete solution, has selected ABB as a supplier of the building automation system together with a package of wiring products and electrification solutions. By integrating key installations and systems, many features and activities that determine employee comfort, including temperature adjustment inside the premises or lighting control depend on the presence of people in a room, and can be controlled from a tablet or a smartphone. Every employee can also individually adjust the temperature and lighting within his/her workplace.
“The entire building is divided into heating zones to enable users to set a comfortable temperature for their zone or let the system set it automatically. In addition, once you finish your work, you can use your tablet or smartphone to check if the windows are shut, and turn off the lights, air-conditioning or heating remotely,” says Magdalena Bretes from INLOGIC, which for 20 years have been designing and installing building automation based on KNX standard.