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DEOS AG opens its new office and training center.
DEOS AG a global player specialized in building automation systems built a new futuristic and highly modern building spanning 2,600 m² for its office and training center. It is one of Europe's most energy efficient buildings and now already achieves an IQ value of 143 from maximum 150 on the IQ scale for intelligent building automation.
Over 200 visitors and guests were keenly interested and highly impressed by the display of state-of-the-art building automation at the official inauguration ceremony of the new DEOS headquarters.
Guests from neighboring foreign countries, such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland attended the opening ceremony. Right from the start of construction phase, the executive board of the family-operated, medium-sized company already clearly emphasized its intention to set standards in many ways with the new company headquarters building in Rheine. In his welcoming speech, the CEO of DEOS AG, Stefan Plüth, underscored this claim: "If we are not obligated to build such a building, then who is?" Stefan Plüth proudly explained the impressive facts and figures of the new DEOS headquarters, which boasts primary energy requirements more than 20% below the German Energy Saving Ordinance value (Energieeinsparverordnung).
"We wanted to clearly demonstrate what can now be accomplished with these buildings using state-of-the-art energy efficient building technology as well as automation from the onset", according to the DEOS CEO. He listed several other examples, such as the multicolor LED lighting system, which can be controlled throughout the entire building so that the range of the light temperatures is in synch with the human biorhythm throughout the day. Sunlight and minimum air humidity activate the air-cleaning effect of the aluminum façade's "EcoClean" titanium dioxide coating. The radical electrons released on the surface by the UV light bind organic substances, such as bird droppings, moss, exhaust gases and smog particles. A hydrophilic and extremely smooth surface is created at the same time. The pollutants are ultimately rinsed off of this surface when it rains or there is dew. The power for the technical building automation systems is generated by a wood pellet heating system (160 kW) and two chillers (each 95 kW), which deliver the generated thermal output to two 5,000 liter tanks. If the outside air temperature permits, two heat exchangers installed on the building's roof produce as much free cooling as possible.
120 company employees moved into the new building complex in August 2014 after an 18-month construction phase. The complex can now be presented to customers and system partners of the building automation manufacturer and developer based in Germany's Münsterland region.
Among other things, the architect Ulrich Borowski referred to a quote from Victor Hugo in his speech: "Nothing in the world is as powerful as an idea whose time has come." The DEOS headquarters is an elegant building whose timeless sleek beauty will be permanently maintained. With this investment, the company has built a headquarters that is not only an excellent first reference building in its own area of expertise. But it also promotes the successful lobby work of DEOS, promoting the increased use of high-quality technical building automation in the future. And what's more, it also strongly supports increased energy efficiency, according to Boroswski.
Prof. Dr. Höttecke, Member of the DEOS Supervisory Board, spoke among other things about the ongoing lack of and scarce awareness of the energy consumption of buildings. Although everyone clearly knows their car's gas mileage, generally speaking hardly anyone knows the energy consumption of their own building. "There is hardly an application technology that can contribute so much to the success of a sustainable energy transition than building automation", said Höttecke. The factual figures alone clearly speak for themselves. 41% of Germany's total primary energy requirements is consumed in buildings - of which 80% accounts for heating and cooling.
People spend 40% of their lives in closed rooms. The 19.5 million buildings in Germany, however, do not enjoy as much media coverage as the 25,000 wind turbines. The transition to a sustainable energy supply in Germany, however, cannot be achieved in the field. Instead, it should be accomplished by optimizing the energy consumption of existing buildings.