This segment showcases ICONICS’ implementation at Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s leading banking group. Zhi Wei Li gives an overview of how the application came about in collaboration with Microsoft, and then walks the audience through Intesa Sanpaolo’s operational dashboard with an interactive demo. He demonstrates how the dashboard provides real-time visibility into the bank’s building systems for predictive and proactive building management, while significantly reducing the company’s environmental footprint and ensuring occupant comfort.

Video Transcript

[0:00] Zhi Wei Li

Thank you, Dean, that was very informative and very inspiring. And thanks to Nasser for doing the demo. Continuing with this sustainability theme, we're very proud to announce that we've been recognized by Microsoft as a Sustainability Changemaker, right through the efforts that we have improved providing tools and capabilities for customers to embark on their sustainability journey. Microsoft recognizes that as a key step in helping our customers get on the sustainability journey. And one of the customers that took advantage of that capability is bank Intesa Sanpaolo. So banca Intesa is the leading bank in Italy. So they're very large magnet, Italy, they have a lot of buildings and portfolio. And they needed a way and a system, I guess, to monitor their buildings to give them an idea of how well are they operating their buildings? How efficient are they using the energy in those buildings, they reached out to Microsoft, Microsoft reached out to us, and the result is a solution that allowed them to save almost 500,000 euros annually. And that was, you know, amazing when they when they tallied up the numbers and that was what they were able to achieve. So this was built using Microsoft technologies, using ICONICS technologies, and is being deployed through the joint effort of Microsoft and ICONICS. So our colleague in Italy has gracefully recorded a demo video of their system and I would like to thank Banca Intesa for allowing us to show that here.


Let's start by selecting the Montebello building from the navigation tree. This loads the meter map overview of that building, showing the active power consumption of each meter in the building and its relationships with so many meters It's useful to be able to zoom in and pan around to see the values of each meter in detail. We can also change the aggregate timeframe to one hour to view each meter’s measured consumption per hour, or even one month. Additionally, I can easily see the top 10 highest reporting meters with a click of a button with a varying gradient with a red highlight indicating the meters ranking meters is with a higher reported consumption is darker, with the highlight fading as the reporting values decrease. If looking at so many meters is overwhelming, I can filter to just meters by their category with the filter menu. I've now filtered the view to show only meters that measure HVAC equipment’s energy consumption.


If I’m trying to do some data analysis, a tabular view of the meters is always helpful, and I can get that by going to the second tab. This lets me perform sorting by my desired column easily at a define the highest measured meter. I can also filter by the category of meters if I'm only interested in a particular category, for example, meters associated to HVAC equipment. In addition to electric meters, water meter information is also available.


While keeping on top of energy consumption is important, ultimately, the building is there to serve its occupants. So, ensuring occupant comfort is a key function of the solution. The comfort page lets us monitor the status of HVAC equipment like variable air volume and fan coils in a single tabular like view. In this fan coils view, we can easily pick out individually equipment that is misbehaving like this unit here that is in heating mode. We can also choose to sort by any column here by clicking on the column header, toggling between ascending and descending. The sorted list lets us quickly identify any other misbehaving equipment. Here's a unit whose heating and cooling valves are both open, and its dampers are also fully open. This means this unit is wasting a lot of energy trying to simultaneously heat and cool. With a single click, we can open that equipment’s details to investigate what could be causing the issue. This opens a trend view showing the history trends of key measurements of the equipment. We can also easily add any other desired measurement from the panel on the right. Understanding that the fan coils are linked to the heat pumps, let's see how the heat pumps are doing. Here we're looking at a table of all the real time measurements across all six heat pumps of the building in a single tabular view. This lets us easily compare any measurement across all of the heat pumps.


We can also switch to a chart view that shows us the aggregated active status of the heat pumps. letting us easily understand how many heat pumps were running at any point in time. We can look at the trend for a week, or even two weeks. This helps us ensure that only the right number of heat pumps were running and investigate if anomalous patterns start to show up, for example, if any pumps are running during the weekend, when no one is occupying the building.


Lastly, the system has an automated fault monitoring feature that continuously monitors the equipment in the building for efficiency or comfort related faults. These series of views lets us understand the frequency of any fault condition and lets us easily drill down to the details of a fault for further investigation. The analysis view here tells us the description of the fault. its corresponding fault rule and equipment condition before and after the fault incident. Collectively, this solution ensures the efficient operation of the building.