On 28th June, we had the pleasure of holding the seminar “Roadmap to Successful Smart Building”, at the premises of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. It was organised in collaboration with Zennio Avance y Tecnología, member of the Chamber.
On this occasion, our Secretary General, Mr. Igor Urra, gave a warm welcome to all attendees on behalf of our institution and introduced the speaker, Mr. Jerónimo Hinojosa, representative of Zennio.
To kick off the session, Mr. Jerónimo Hinojosa provided attendees with a general framework on what Smart Building Automation means and how it can be useful in our daily lives. He talked about the key concepts of Smart Building, the new developments of this field, and how Smart Building Solutions holds great potential for designing properties with higher flexibility, economic efficiency, security and outstanding comfort.
After this brief introduction, the speaker focused on how smart buildings take into account the people who will be using them and are designed with their needs in mind. As he explained, buildings should evolve and adapt to accommodate their users in order to be actually responsive to their living conditions.
Another key aspect that was brought up during the seminar was energy efficiency. As Jerónimo Hinojosa explained, conscious use of energy ensures not only the future but also makes buildings more cost-effective. Smart building takes this at centre-stage and although initially investments to create energy efficient buildings may seem steep, in the long term it has been proven to reduce by 30% the energy consumption compared to traditional buildings.
During the second part of the seminar, Mr. Hinojosa went on to describe in further detail the technology that makes smart building possible: KNX, the world’s leading smart home and intelligent building control system. Nowadays Zennio is the Spanish leading manufacturer of home, building and hotel automation solutions under KNX standards
Towards the end of the seminar, the speaker provided the attendees with two examples of successful smart building automation processes: the Lexington Tower and ME London hotel, both of them in London. To conclude, the representative of Zennio showed attendees a scale model of a hotel room where attendees could interact and control the different elements and areas controlled by smart building automation through a range of panels.
The event then moved on to the Q&A session, where Jerónimo Hinojosa responded to all the questions from the attendees. Once the session finished, participants could enjoy an interactive networking breakfast while sharing thoughts and discussing further all the ideas covered in the talk.
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