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Saint Paul´s Cathedral in Munster

A building is always a mix of safety, economic efficiency and functionality aspects. Today´s right investments have a decisive role for the sustainability in the future. This also applies to the Saint Paul´s Cathedral in Munster with its 1200-year history. It is a special meeting place for believers and guests from all countries, and is now equipped with most modern building automation technologies.

 

Reaching an optimum room climate and at the same time maximum energy savings is in times of “Greenbuilding” a commitment to the responsibility for the environment.

 

DEOS AG from Rheine now supports the Diocese of Munster in the renovation of Saint Paul´s Cathedral. In today´s state-of-the-art buildings, all required operational sequences can be controlled multi-functionally and automated, according to predefined values. The operating and monitoring is comfortable and easy to handle. All sensors, actuators, control elements and technical consumption and units in the building are networked, processes are united into complete scenarios. The whole of these different monitoring-, control- and optimization devices in buildings implies an enormous saving potential.

In short: Today´s building automation is a key technology, especially regarding the impressive savings concerning the consumption of fossil fuels, the climate protection and the conservation of natural resources.

 

The family owned, medium-sized company DEOS AG from Rheine got the order from the diocese of Munster to modernize its landmark, the Saint Paul´s Cathedral.

The globally operating developer and producer of holistic systems for heating, cooling and ventilation of large public buildings already equipped many different historic buildings with its technology. The Gothic style with its high ceilings is a special challenge in building automation.

 

One special focus in Munster is the renovation of the ventilation systems of the cathedral the chapel of St. Mary, the sacristy, the chapter house, the cloister and the tombs. An expansion of heat supply and the conversion from oil- to district heating is another focus of the renovations. The heat requirements of the underfloor heating and the sacristy as well as the cathedral´s ventilation are implemented by district heating. Four controllers of DEOS AG are the heart of the new building automation system.

 

The building management system (BMS) enables the house-technician via a tablet PC to visualize and monitor the operating states and to change settings. For optical reasons no cables were laid in the historical masonry. Room temperatures are recorded by wireless radio sensors.

 

„Wirtschaft Münsterland“

2nd issue April/June 2013