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European Head Office

ZAC de Sacuny - 558 avenue Marcel Mérieux | 69530 Brignais | France

Press Release

Visit the European Head Office

Distech Controls’ building automation solutions have been installed throughout the building. HVAC, Lighting, Shades and Access control provide a technological showcase for Distech Controls’ energy efficient products and solutions.

The building reflects the image of Distech Controls: increasing employee’s well-being and optimizing energy efficiency. To accomplish this energy performance, the use of sustainable equipment will lead to results 30% higher than the RT 2012 standard’s expectations.

The 2500sqm building is divided into two floors:

  • The ground floor provides production, final assembly, and testing of Distech Controls' products as well as global logistics and shipping. 
  • The 1st floor consists of a central island where the meeting rooms are situated as well as the rest of the company’s departments. 

PRESS RELEASE PROJECT REFERENCE

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Challenges

  • Growth


    Since 2010 Distech Controls has grown from just 35 to 80 employees and develops an average of 20 new products per year. As the production site is integrated to Distech Controls' premises, it was necessary to build a new building, providing sufficient space to support the company’s growth.

  • Occupant


    The head office has been designed to offer an efficient, comfortable, and pleasant work environment for the Distech Controls team and visiting clients. Indeed, the European head office is also a training center which welcomes more than 250 customers per year.

  • Technology Showcase


    With a network of more than 300 system integrators throughout all of Europe, the new European head office will allow the company to meet the needs of and support its clients, by providing a technological showcase for its solutions.

  • Innovation


    This innovative and cutting-edge building reflects all the new trends in the commercial property. The digital impact is everywhere and office buildings are now designed to offer a unique user experience. The challenge is to think and design tomorrows building as a services supplier.

  • Connected Building


    Complete with Distech Controls’ ECLYPSE, Connected BACnet/IP and Wi-Fi HVAC Product Series, this solution provides a unique opportunity to use the building as an open service platform. The building also includes Acuity Brands’ lighting solutions reinforcing the collaboration with the group company.

Solutions

Discover the Distech Controls' solutions chosen for our Iot building:
  • ECLYPSE™

    Connected BACnet/IP and Wi-Fi Product Series

  • ECLYPSE Smart Room Control Solution

    Unified system for the control of HVAC room terminal equipment, lighting, and shades/sunblind

  • ENVYSION

    Responsive, Web-based Graphic Design and Visualization Interface

  • EC-Net 4

    Web-based Multi-protocol Building Automation and Energy Management Platform

Benefits

ECLYPSE Connected BACnet/IP and Wi-Fi HVAC Controller Series, and ENVYSION responsive, web-based design and visualization interface, provide powerful connectivity, and advanced control, monitoring and analysis, for your Internet of Things building.

Beyond establishing an open network facilitating Building Managements Solutions, and distributing IP throughout the facility and rooms, the controllers’ RESTful API allows for exchange of date. Utilizing data readily available from the ECLYPSE IP controllers, RESTful API applications can be custom designed to best serve the needs of the occupants, for improved insight and service delivery.

  • Space Management

    Mobility and nomadism reinforce the need of having flexible and adaptable spaces. Defining floorplan alterations and space configuration depending on occupant uses, or even allocating a location determined by occupation rate, this has become a major asset in the attractiveness of the building.

    Distech Controls’ flexible and scalable system means the building’s layout can be adapted depending on the occupants’ changing needs.

    People counting is directly linked to the ECLYPSE Connected system controller which enables tenants to know in real time which rooms are occupied and by how many people.

    After an extensive analysis of the occupancy rate through actual data, the building’s structure or partition will be able to change to fit with the occupants needs. We could, for example, extend a meeting room if it is often overcrowded.

  • Occupant services and well-being

    Occupants are looking for custom services and a tailormade environment that fits with their use and automatically meets their needs. Distech Controls’ solutions create a more productive environment dynamically maintaining optimal comfort and environmental conditions.

    Distech Controls has equipped its building in the same way the skyscrapers would be managed in Paris to demonstrate new and connected services.

    The ECLYPSE product series adds more value to the building: a documented RESTful API allows the creation of custom mobile apps.

    The new European head office benefits from a mobile application enabling occupants to easily set and control all room and comfort parameters and access many services such as room booking, public transport, weather forecast, etc.

    The connected VAV controller series will adjust the fresh air in the meeting rooms depending on the occupancy rate and level of CO2, in real time. People who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores.

    The DEL lighting inside the building creates a comfortable atmosphere: the tone of lighting will change automatically during the day depending on the natural lighting or temperature in the room.

    • Yellow DEL lighting: heats the room
    • White DEL lighting: cools the room

  • Building Performance

    A truly open solution creates a sustainable foundation that supports and evolves with the building’s life-cycle. The building’s maintenance and operation is simplified with Distech Control’s full-web analytic tools to optimize energy consumptions, anticipate maintenance and take corrective actions.

    ENVYSION responsive, web-based design and visualization interface transforms data into visual knowledge, graphs and reports, providing easy access to sustainability KPIs, facilitating reporting, meeting regulatory environmental requirements.

    Distech Controls installed its Smart Room Control solution, an end-to-end solution designed to deliver optimal energy savings, only possible with a synergistic approach, such as occupancy-based control strategies, daylight harvesting based on light level sensing, and natural light optimization.

    Secondly, Distech Controls is the first in its class to obtain the eu.bac certification with A+ classification. An excellent rating, materializing energy efficiency and guaranteeing a very efficient system.

    Thirdly, this solution puts energy consumption decisions in the hands of the occupants, enhancing users experience and increasing energy efficiency.

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