Dubai university to have ultra-smart building operations

Dubai university to have ultra-smart building operations
Published: 8 October 2018 - 8 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s has opened its smart building premises.

The opening ceremony was done by HE Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors (BOG).

The new building will support HBMSU’s approach towards positive educational, social and economic change at the local and international levels, based on an ambitious vision to leverage the potential of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) as the driving force of development.

The university has partnered with companies that include Signify-formally known as Philips Lightning, Siemens, Smart Citti and Trane.

H.E. Khalfan said: “The launch of the building is a part of the future initiatives aimed at supporting national efforts towards making the UAE a new center for the development of artificial intelligence mechanisms, techniques and legislation. The building is being developed in accordance with the highest international standards of quality, innovation, sustainability and technology, as solid pillars for building an educational system that is the smartest in the world.”

The new Smart Campus application connects four smart systems connected to each other with the latest technology of artificial intelligence such as power and efficiency control, Signify smart lighting system, smart cooling system and smart building management system.

Each of the four systems works individually to gather information and data in an automated way, and to deliver it to the smart application, which in turn processes and analyses the data received and responds using artificial intelligence techniques.

The most important feature of the smart building is the simplification and facilitation of the academic life of the learners and members of the administrative and academic entities through a smart application.

This application allows users to interact with the facilities of the building and access information directly, with the possibility of personal control of the ideal brightness of light and temperature within the academic offices and meeting rooms with the click of a button, as well as the benefits of personal guidance on directions, meeting rooms and classrooms with light.

Thus far the university has managed to save approximately 560,000 kW despite increasing the operations in all campus occupancies by 600% over the past four years, further enhancing its contribution to the provision of up to AED 200,000 to the UAE’s savings.

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