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Energy Efficiency

            Reference: Office Buildings

            The Orchard Ostrava (Czech Republic)

            Green Office Buildings and Hotel Park Inn

            Reference: Office Buildings 20% CapEx reduction vs. non-integrated solutions>99.9% power availability
            protection of people, property and data

             

            I. CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT / PROJECT CONTEXT

             

            Customer profile:

            Construction on The Orchard, a BREEAM Excellent rated green office and hotel centre, began in 2007. Developed by The Red Group, The Orchard creates a dynamic environment for both work and leisure time in the heart of Ostrava, Czech Republic. The ecologically friendly building design integrates Schneider Electric energy-efficiency solutions that guarantee low-operation costs.
             

            Customer objective and constraints:

             

            Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic. With more than 300,000 inhabitants, it offers flexible, highly skilled labor and acceptable wage costs. It also receives support from the European Union, which fosters the creation of new businesses, office buildings, infrastructure and tourism, making Ostrava an ideal location for major firms to set up operations.


            CzechInvest, the governmental agency that supports direct foreign investments, has included Ostrava on the list of locations with maximum support in the form of tax relief and various employment and education grants. This may also be one of the reasons why tenants such as HSBC (one of the largest banks in the world) and TietoEnator (one of leading providers of IT services in Europe) have already established operations in Ostrava by moving into The Orchard.

             

            Customer objective and constraints:
             

            II. SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION

             

            Implementation methodology (main phases):

            The Orchard, housed on Hornopolní Street, consist of three, seven-story office buildings with a lease area of 36,000 m2 and a 186-room hotel—The Park Inn Ostrava.


            The first office building with 12,000 m2 of office space was fully operational in October 2007. The second office building opened its doors in July of 2008 and the Park Inn Ostrava began welcoming hotel guests in October 2008. The construction of the third office building was completed in early 2009.

            The Orchard's design provides its tenants with full comfort and connects business services with leisure activities, thus surpassing the usual A-class office concepts. The offices were built to the highest standard, including raised access floors, state-of-the-art telecommunication connection, and soffits with integrated illumination and air-conditioning systems. The facility also includes sufficient parking capacity and storage areas for tenants.

             

             

            Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):

             

            Schneider Electric supplied a complete solution to virtually all of the Orchard's systems, including: Prisma P low-voltage switchboards and SM6 high-voltage switchboards with accessories; a Canalis bus-bar system; HVAC controls; a TAC Vista building management system which operates on LonWorks® open-standards technology; a Pelco digital video management system; a TAC I/NET Seven access control and security system; and electricity parameter and consumption measurement systems connected to APC UPS backup sources. All the systems are monitored, measured, and controlled in a single, command-central location.

            Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):
             

            III. RESULTS / ACHIEVEMENT

             

            Customer benefits:

            According to Richard Ness, Investment Director of Red Group, The Orchard development, environmentally aware from inception, has one of the most sustainable designs in the country and incorporates a state-of-the-art building management system. The project received an "Excellent" rating by BREEAM, the world's longest standing and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. Thanks to the integration of Schneider Electric technologies, The Orchard boasts high building performance and guaranteed energy savings, and complies with A-class requirements.


            Integrated EcoStruxureTM solution with building management, security, energy monitoring & control, medium & low voltage

            BREEAM Excellent certification
            Reduced CapEX by 20%
            Integrated solution with one BMS system
            Building complies with energy saving class A requirements

            Open architecture with easy 3rd product integration


             
             
             
             

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