Building Digitization – Using 10Base-T1L to create smarter, more sustainable, and healthier buildings

11:30 - Thursday 7th October 2021

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Today, 40% of global CO2 emissions are attributed to buildings, 28% of which is attributed to daily building operations. Vast urbanization will lead to a doubling of existing building floor area worldwide by 2060, driving higher CO2 emissions. To prevent this, strict targets on CO2 emissions are being imposed by governments worldwide, with buildings an obvious and primary focus to achieve these goals. Decarbonization strategies, mandatory building energy codes, and adoption of energy management tools, are just some of the initiatives being driven through a series of regulatory changes, with Green and Smart Building Certification now a significant value add for real estate worldwide. In parallel to sustainability goals, making buildings healthier environments for occupants to reduce incidents of respiratory, cardiovascular, and mental health issues as well as driving productivity by as much as 9% by improving indoor air quality, is also a key focus for building providers and managers.

Through a means of intelligent insights generated through smart sensing, coherent data aggregation and interpretation, and meaningful actuation, buildings can become finely tuned, consume less energy, cost less to operate and be healthier for occupants. For new builds, even with the newest technology, the challenge is to ensure that the building digitization is fully optimized, whilst being future proofed for decades to come. In the EU there are 260 million existing buildings, 85% of which were built before 2001 and 90% of which will still be standing in 2050, which have siloed building and energy management system and associated infrastructures, legacy analogue low intelligence sensors, and a myriad of existing cabling types and interfaces which present additional challenges to full retrofit building digitization.

This presentation will concentrate on how these challenges are overcome using the IEEE802.3cg 10Base-T1L long reach Ethernet technology. This two-wire communication allows data and power over simple twisted pair up to 1km at 10MB/s. This is an effective and efficient means of enabling seamless IP all the way to the edge in new and existing buildings, allowing the simpler amalgamation of data from insightful sensors, via simpler network managed building and energy management systems to provide tangible energy and cost savings and notable wellbeing improvements for occupiers.

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Olive Murphy

Systems Applications Manager - Intelligent Buildings and Infrastructure Business Unit

Analog Devices

Olive Murphy is the Systems Applications Manager for the Intelligent Buildings and Infrastructure Business Unit in Analog Devices, where she leads a team providing customer centric system solutions using Analog Device's broad portfolio of ethernet, power, sensing, precision and software solutions.

She has held similar roles working more specifically on transceiver solutions for automotive and medical applications. Prior to Analog Devices Olive was a Research Fellow with Imperial College London working on wireless medical implants. She has a First Class Honours Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, a Masters of Engineering Science and a Ph.D. from University College Cork, Ireland.

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