Bosch Building Technologies launched Nexospace last year, a digital service suite for efficient and sustainable building management on a cloud platform that integrates IoT-based service solutions. Added to Nexospace Fire System Analyzer is Nexospace Energy Manager, a new service.
With Nexospace, owners and operators can manage their commercial buildings digitally in a holistic and convenient manner. Automated data analysis of technical building equipment can reveal improvements and help operational processes run more smoothly. This automated analysis can be applied to an entire real estate portfolio and an individual building when networked.
“The market for building solutions is increasingly demanding digital service options. A growing range of services that were typically provided on-site are now being delivered on a remote basis and as cloud-based solutions. We are actively investing in this transition and are proud to be launching Nexospace Energy Manager as a service that helps customers identify potential savings and thus play an active role in boosting sustainability,” explains Dr. Marcus Nadenau, who runs the European system integrator operations of Bosch Building Technologies.
Nexospace services, suitable for both new and existing buildings
Nexospace services are carefully coordinated and designed so they can be used modularly and, therefore be adapted to specific customer requirements. They are ideal for use in both brand-new and existing buildings.
Nexospace Energy Manager is a recent addition to the suite and is used to visualise, analyse, and evaluate the efficiency of energy supply, distribution, and consumption in buildings. The identified savings opportunities and the measures derived from these opportunities provide a means to reduce CO2 emissions and energy costs while conserving resources precisely.
Another service is the Nexospace Fire System Analyzer, which gives users location-independent access to information about the current status of the fire alarm systems installed in their building via an app or browser. Besides making it easier to document incidents that have already occurred, this also simplifies budget planning for replacement parts such as alarms and batteries. What’s more, building operators and facility managers can leverage the service to save time and money because faults can be identified faster and then fixed on site.
Additional new services designed to enhance user convenience or optimise building management will be offered in cooperation with partners. One such service is Workplace Analytics, which helps building operators and real estate managers analyse how areas are actually being used based on capacity utilisation data. This can drive down costs and make optimum use of space.
Intelligent evaluation brings added transparency
From a purely technical standpoint, Nexospace services securely transfer data from the technologies and systems installed in a building to the cloud, where ontologies are used to standardise and structure the data as part of an automated process. Building owners and operators receive the results as clearly structured cockpits in apps or desktop applications.
By using specially developed AI algorithms and taking domain-specific historical and forecast models as a basis, Bosch can evaluate the information acquired from building technology and visualise correlations between various measured values. Also, Bosch provides users with comprehensive consulting, planning, implementation, and operational support for Nexospace services as required.
Broad-based campaign for Nexospace
At the end of last year, Bosch Building Technologies initiated a wide-ranging promotional campaign for the market launch of Nexospace. The campaign centres on the “Datanaut”, which symbolises the process of exploring the cosmos of digital building management and helps owners and operators get their commercial buildings fit for the future.