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NARLabs' NCREE Wins Gold in "Toward Future Homes" Category of Intelligent Green Building Design Competition with "Shalun Zone C 5D Smart Maintenance and Management System"

Smart living that saves energy, protects the environment, and prioritizes safety is an important goal that the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is committed to promoting as technological applications continue to be developed. In order to make smart living a reality, NARLabs' National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) under MOST developed a 5D smart maintenance and management system which has been installed and put into use in Tainan's Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City Zone C. The "Shalun Zone C 5D Smart Maintenance and Management System" recently won gold, the highest honor, in this year's "Creative Thinking toward Future Homes" Intelligent Green Building Design Competition.

Integrating Multiple Management Systems to Fully Grasp Onsite Status

NCREE's system combines various features including digital terrain modeling, satellite imagery, aerial photography, and building information and creates 3D models of the Cyber Security & Smart Technology R&D Building and Taiwan CAR Lab. It also integrates monitoring data for Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City Zone C, including its lighting system, monitoring system, power system, and security system, allowing operators to interactively control the brightness of smart street lights, view surveillance monitors, and check microclimate station data to get a full grasp on any changes that have occurred onsite.

Energy-Efficient, Safe, Fast Responses Reduce Time and Money Spent

In the visualization platform of the "Shalun Zone C 5D Smart Maintenance and Management System", users can conveniently view the temperature, humidity, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide concentration, and brightness at each monitoring point. Room temperature, fans, lighting, projectors, electric curtains, and other electrical appliances can be manually or automatically adjusted through infrared remote control to achieve energy efficiency.

Innovations are born from human demand, technical feasibility, and business viability, and it is only when all these aspects are satisfied that they can be called innovations. The "Shalun Zone C 5D Smart Maintenance and Management System" takes visual management in MOST's key development areas to a new level. The system's innovative design not only reflects our technological needs, but also has a promising future and is a prime example of the "digital twin" concept.