Building Automation & Control System

Building Automation & Control System

Building Automation & Control System

Building Automation & Control System

Reduced Operational Costs

Reduced Operational Costs

Remote Accessibility

Remote Accessibility

Real-Time Monitoring

Real-Time Monitoring

Automated controlling

Automated controlling

Chiller Plant Solutions for Building

Chiller Plant Solutions for Building

Chiller Plant Solutions for Building

Chiller Plant Solutions for Building

Optimizing Energy Usage

Optimizing Energy Usage

Empowering Building Owners

Empowering Building Owners

Beyond Sustainability

Beyond Sustainability

Data Analytics for Informed Decision-Making

Data Analytics for Informed Decision-Making

Alto CERO

up to

up to

30%

30%

Carbon footprint reduction

Carbon footprint reduction

up to

up to

30%

30%

on Energy Saving

on Energy Saving

Always updated

Always updated

100%

100%

Future-Proof

Future-Proof

up to

up to

30%

30%

Building Management efficiency improvement

Less than

Less than

3

3

years of payback period

years of payback period

How it works

AltoTech CERO Technology

The hardware structure for CERO M, as part of the AltoTech Global suite of products, is designed to support energy optimization and efficient building management. It involves a combination of sensors, IoT devices, and connectivity protocols, all working in harmony to provide a comprehensive energy management solution.

These sensors are connected via IoT, allowing them to communicate with each other and the central system, ensuring seamless data transfer and immediate response to changes in the environment. In addition, the system uses LoRa (Long Range) signal technology for wide area networking, which enables long-range communication between the sensors and the central system, even in large office buildings.

Building Automation and Control System

Reduced Operational Costs

lower workloads and operational costs for operation team. This can lead to potential cost savings that may, in turn, benefit the company.

Remote Accessibility

Enable controlling anywhere with a remote access feature, empowering users to manage and monitor Alto CERO system from any location, fostering flexibility and convenience.

Real-Time Monitoring

access real-time information about energy usage, allowing to make informed decisions to conserve energy and reduce costs.

Automated controlling

Implementing automated controls within the Alto CERO system enhances operational efficiency by reducing manual interventions. This feature allows the system to autonomously adjust settings based on predefined parameters or respond to real-time data inputs. Automation can optimize energy consumption, enhance system performance, and contribute to overall cost reduction.

Thermal Comfort

AltoTech utilizes thermal comfort in its self-driving technology to optimize the comfort of building's tenants. Thermal comfort is a concept that comes from the field of building energy management, where it is used to predict the thermal comfort of occupants in a building. It takes into account factors like air temperature, humidity, air velocity, and clothing insulation.

CERO Building Application

Alto Demand Limit

Monitor real-time building power consumption and predict the future building demand using machine learning algorithms.
Stores current energy usage and forecasts future use. If the forecast tends to be higher than the current value, turn off the low-priority devices.

Alto Vision

Crowd counting

Autopilot uses real-time data from smart IoT devices to adjust energy use based on room occupancy, enhancing efficiency and reducing waste. The AI optimizes guest room energy without compromising comfort and ensures the cooling system operates at peak efficiency.

In/Out counting

refers to a specific application of crowd counting technology that not only estimates the number of people present in a given area but also tracks the movement of individuals entering and exiting the area. This can provide valuable data about occupancy trends and patterns, which can be used to further optimize the performance of VRV and ERV systems

Alto Autopilot VRV - ERV

VRV

Optimizing HVAC systems involves considering both equipment efficiency and occupant thermal comfort.
Adjust setpoint temperature, fan speed, and mode according to indoor temperature and humidity.

ERV

Utilize real-time indoor CO2 concentration to adjust operation of ERV.
Smart scheduling by occupancy forecasting and real-time crowd counting from Alto Vision.

For these applications, it aligns with Ashrae55-220 not only to conserve energy but also considers Thermal Comfort and indoor air quality, including measurements of CO2 levels and other air quality parameters.

Alto with Line Application

Tenant Feedback

is an application that allows building occupants to provide feedback on the comfort within the building. This information is sent to the system, enabling AI to learn and appropriately control the environment based on the gathered data.

Owner Connex

is an application designed for building administrators. It provides a comprehensive overview of energy usage and savings within the building. The data can be conveniently summarized and shared through the LINE application.

CERO Integration

What is Project Haystack?

Project Haystack is a pioneering initiative focused on standardizing semantic data models for internet-connected devices and equipment. It simplifies the way data is managed, interpreted, and utilized across various systems, ensuring a harmonious and efficient integration.

Empowering Seamless Integration and Interoperability

In an era where technological synergy is not just a luxury but a necessity, Project Haystack stands at the forefront of innovation. Our cutting-edge platform is designed to seamlessly integrate external applications, fostering an environment of effortless 'plug and play' for hardware systems in sync with our sophisticated software solutions.

Plug & Play Enabler for Hardware

Hardware Agnostic

Our software does not discriminate. It's built to support a wide array of hardware, allowing for a diverse ecosystem of devices to connect without hassle.

Easy Configuration

The complexities of hardware integration are things of the past. With Project Haystack, devices can be added, configured, and managed with minimal effort.

Case Study

Alto CERO platform which being used as Building Automation and Control System (BACS) for this Net-Zero Energy building integrates over 11 subsystems, adhering to the Project Haystack data ontology standard.

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Web Dashboard Insights

The heart of this transformation lies in the web dashboard, offering real-time insights into the building's energy dynamics. It vividly displays the current power usage from the grid and solar production, with solar contributing a significant 58.4% to the day's energy needs. Operating seamlessly in Self-Driving or Manual mode, the dashboard integrates additional data on weather conditions, temperature, air quality index, and energy consumption patterns over time. Notably, the Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI) is a prominent absentee, emphasizing a focus on real impact over mere metrics.

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2

Savings & Carbon Footprint

Graphs and gauge charts provide a visual narrative of the building's energy use, underscoring the prominent role played by solar energy. Savings from solar are quantified, and the carbon footprint is translated into tangible terms – CO2 emissions and the equivalent number of trees needed for absorption.

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AI-Driven Energy Optimization

The brain behind this sustainable marvel is an AI-driven system that harnesses machine learning to monitor and predict energy demand. This system not only prevents excess consumption but also adapts HVAC operations for energy efficiency based on occupancy detection. The self-driving VRV system, fueled by IoT data, ensures real-time thermal comfort by optimizing HVAC settings. Simultaneously, the ERV system adjusts ventilation based on CO2 levels and occupancy data, maintaining air quality while conserving energy. The seamless integration of these technologies ensures a comfortable indoor environment while significantly reducing energy use and the building's carbon footprint.

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Sustainability Certifications & Standards

The heart of this transformation lies in the web dashboard, offering real-time insights into the building's energy dynamics. It vividly displays the current power usage from the grid and solar production, with solar contributing a significant 58.4% to the day's energy needs. Operating seamlessly in Self-Driving or Manual mode, the dashboard integrates additional data on weather conditions, temperature, air quality index, and energy consumption patterns over time. Notably, the Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI) is a prominent absentee, emphasizing a focus on real impact over mere metrics.

The heart of this transformation lies in the web dashboard, offering real-time insights into the building's energy dynamics. It vividly displays the current power usage from the grid and solar production, with solar contributing a significant 58.4% to the day's energy needs. Operating seamlessly in Self-Driving or Manual mode, the dashboard integrates additional data on weather conditions, temperature, air quality index, and energy consumption patterns over time. Notably, the Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI) is a prominent absentee, emphasizing a focus on real impact over mere metrics.

Alto CERO

Alto CERO

up to

up to

30%

30%

Energy Saving

up to

up to

30%

30%

of carbon footprint reduction

up to

up to

25%

25%

Reduction in downtime & unplanned maintenance

more than

more than

2x

2x

Improvement in decision-making efficiency

Less than

Less than

3

3

years of payback period

years of payback period

How it works

CERO Box

Alto's clients simply require the installation of the Alto CERO box, which contains all the essential software and devices for the Alto CERO platform.

Alto OS

Alto CERO which incorporates Alto OS and Alto Niagara 4, designed to seamlessly integrate with any existing Building Automation System (BAS) or Chiller Plant Management System (CPMS) in your facility, employing an on-top strategy to avoid the need for replacement of the old system.

Alto N4

Alto N4 and Alto OS lay an essential groundwork for the Alto application layers, where data is leveraged to generate value and drive innovation.

Empowering Seamless Integration & Interoperability

Alto CERO offers an interface that facilitates communication with hardware from any brand via the widely recognized Niagara 4 platform. This ensures a smooth and dependable link between Alto CERO and any terminal equipment or sensors. All collected data will be displayed on a local Workstation for monitoring and controls and simultaneously transmitted to the cloud stack over the internet.

Infrastructure with Tridium Niagara

As a Tridium partner in Thailand, we leverage Niagara 4 robust capabilities. Niagara 4, renowned globally and utilized in millions of buildings for chiller plant management and building automation, forms the core of our systems. Our infrastructure is designed on top of N4, ensuring data reliability, enhanced security, and seamless integration and scalability of systems.

Chiller Plant Solutions

Ultimate Chiller Plant Analytics

Leverage IoT Data

Harness the power of IoT data collection to gain insights into your chiller plant's performance.

Data Preprocessing

Our advanced preprocessing techniques ensure clear and insightful engineering plots and graphics.

Visualization Mastery

Understand your building load profile and individual equipment performance effortlessly.

Operational Excellence

Enhance operational efficiency by identifying cost-saving opportunities and uncovering potential issues.

Fault Detection & Diagnostics (FDD)

Real-Time Optimization

Utilize real-time data and algorithms for prompt fault detection, reducing downtime and extending component lifespan.

Dynamic Contextualization

Unlike simple threshold systems, FDD considers environmental factors, offering a comprehensive understanding of issues.

Proactive Alerts

Sensors collect data on temperature and pressure, triggering alerts upon detecting anomalies for proactive maintenance.

Enhanced Efficiency

Optimize chiller plant upkeep to ensure sustained energy efficiency and minimal disruptions.

Chiller Plant Copilot

Intelligent Assistance

Benefit from an intelligent assistant guiding operators to optimize energy usage and resolve operational issues.

Actionable Recommendations

Receive practical recommendations for efficiency enhancement and effective troubleshooting.

Real-time Data Analysis

Blend real-time data analysis with expert insights for sustainable and efficient chiller plant management.

Cost-Effective Operations

Ensure smoother operations with actionable insights, fostering sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

Chiller Plant Apps

Alto Chiller Plant Playback

Alto Chiller Plant Playback application employs a combination of data ontology and data stack to facilitate the review of all past activities and historical information. This approach enhances and advocates for transparency and clarity in data collection and data reporting.

It assists operators in pinpointing and recognizing any issues or errors that may have occurred in previous operational histories.

Alto Chiller Plant GPT

Alto Chiller Plant GPT integrates the state-of-the-art Large Language Model GPT-4, enhancing it with tailored knowledge about the specific building, including general details, operation history, maintenance data, and more.

With expert engineering knowledge, the state-of-the-art chiller plant GPT not only possesses extensive understanding of your chiller plant but also has the capability to provide recommendations and suggestions to chiller plant operators.

CERO Integration

What is Project Haystack?

Project Haystack is a pioneering initiative focused on standardizing semantic data models for internet-connected devices and equipment. It simplifies the way data is managed, interpreted, and utilized across various systems, ensuring a harmonious and efficient integration.

Empowering Seamless Integration and Interoperability

In an era where technological synergy is not just a luxury but a necessity, Project Haystack stands at the forefront of innovation. Our cutting-edge platform is designed to seamlessly integrate external applications, fostering an environment of effortless 'plug and play' for hardware systems in sync with our sophisticated software solutions.

Plug & Play Enabler for Hardware

Hardware Agnostic

Our software does not discriminate. It's built to support a wide array of hardware, allowing for a diverse ecosystem of devices to connect without hassle.

Easy Configuration

The complexities of hardware integration are things of the past. With Project Haystack, devices can be added, configured, and managed with minimal effort.

Case Study

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Background

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Bangkok, a prominent mixed-use commercial building faced the challenge of optimizing its chiller plant operations. Seeking a comprehensive solution, they turned to Alto CERO to revolutionize their systems and set new benchmarks for efficiency and reliability.

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Installation and Upgrade

The implementation journey began with a strategic installation of Alto CERO, ushering in a new era for the chiller plant. This involved a meticulous upgrade of the existing Chiller Plant Management System (CPMS), introducing cutting-edge local and cloud databases, and integrating a sophisticated data stack aligned with data ontology.

Various applications, including CMMS and automated monthly reporting, were seamlessly integrated to empower operators in their daily responsibilities.

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Adoption of Alto OS Multi-Agent Platform

The backbone of the transformation was the adoption of the Alto OS multi-agent platform, serving as the central nervous system for the entire system. This comprehensive platform covered every aspect, ranging from seamless data collection to application-driven functionalities.

Features such as Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD), data analysis, optimization, and a notification system were seamlessly integrated, providing operators with a holistic toolkit for efficient management.

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Continuous Data Streaming and Analytics

Alto CERO's prowess was demonstrated through the continuous streaming and gathering of tens of gigabytes of raw sensor and equipment data. Both local and cloud databases acted as repositories for this data, which was then meticulously preprocessed for advanced data analytics and visualization.

Plant operators gained valuable insights, ranging from analyzing load profiles and making yearly forecasts to assessing equipment performance and identifying faults. This real-time information proved crucial for maintaining optimal efficiency and ensuring the plant's smooth operation.

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Smart Capabilities - Alto GPT and Alto Playback

Beyond fundamental functionalities, Alto CERO showcased its intelligence through smart capabilities. Alto Playback enabled operators to retrieve and replay historical data and events, offering a deep dive into past operations to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement. Alto GPT, another smart feature, provided operators with essential engineering knowledge, augmenting their capabilities and supporting their daily tasks.

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Results and Impact

The implementation of Alto CERO transformed the commercial building's chiller plant operations, setting new standards for efficiency, reliability, and operator productivity. The combination of advanced technologies, seamless integration, and smart capabilities not only optimized daily operations but also laid the foundation for continuous improvement and sustainability.