Mirvac's 200 George |

Executive Summary

200 George St sets a new standard in the high-rise building class and is one of Australia’s most environmentally advanced and sustainable buildings. Buildings Evolved was contracted by Meld Strategies to deliver a Power BI dashboarding service to Mirvac’s 200 George.

The dashboard solution provides relevant and timely information to occupants including building specific telemetry data, conveying essential information quickly and clearly to stakeholders and tenants with the goal of having a positive effect on consumption behavior and effectively managing the building’s performance and operation.

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Location: Australia

Industry: Building & Construction

www.mirvac.com

Business Drivers

200 George is owned jointly by Mirvac Property Trust and AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund and is being developed and constructed by Mirvac’s in-house development and construction divisions. Both organisations have emphasised their ‘change before you have to’ approach to building development. A value added strategy whereby sustainability initiatives help to reduce energy and utility spend through smart technology which also adds appeal and improves corporate image.

Sustainability is a key component that complements the design of 200 George. The project involves integrating data from building management systems to convey statistics detailing electrical, waste and water consumption. Telemetry data captured from the building’s peripherals feed Microsoft Azure’s Power BI SaaS dashboards giving stakeholders web portal access to aid in monitoring and efficiency programs. Telemetry data is also displayed on dashboards within the lobby and elevators for optimal user centricity featuring 9 dashboard schemas with a total of 56 visualisation tiles, designed to stimulate user engagement through interactive metrics, visuals and game like scenarios.

The solution was achieved through a clever mix of software, the internet of things, hardware and infrastructure. The overarching process involved assisting with the procurement of SQL and Windows servers, development of software, web portals and digital infrastructure as stipulated in the technical documentation. The software architecture required a database Server, which was used to house all of the raw telemetry information. This same server was also used to provide the consumption model for the Power BI dashboards created using Microsoft Azure’s Power BI SaaS platform. The dashboard design incorporated 11 different data sources with web portal access.

  • Operational insights and control of telemetry data, temperature, electricity, gas, water and waste to stakeholders through internet based platform
  • Give public access to environmental data predicating awareness over utility and resource minimisation initiatives
  • Improve on Mirvac’s brand image through impeccable standards of technological development

Business Drivers

200 George is owned jointly by Mirvac Property Trust and AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund and is being developed and constructed by Mirvac’s in-house development and construction divisions. Both organisations have emphasised their ‘change before you have to’ approach to building development. A value added strategy whereby sustainability initiatives help to reduce energy and utility spend through smart technology which also adds appeal and improves corporate image.

Sustainability is a key component that complements the design of 200 George. The project involves integrating data from building management systems to convey statistics detailing electrical, waste and water consumption. Telemetry data captured from the building’s peripherals feed Microsoft Azure’s Power BI SaaS dashboards giving stakeholders web portal access to aid in monitoring and efficiency programs. Telemetry data is also displayed on dashboards within the lobby and elevators for optimal user centricity featuring 9 dashboard schemas with a total of 56 visualisation tiles, designed to stimulate user engagement through interactive metrics, visuals and game like scenarios.

The solution was achieved through a clever mix of software, the internet of things, hardware and infrastructure. The overarching process involved assisting with the procurement of SQL and Windows servers, development of software, web portals and digital infrastructure as stipulated in the technical documentation. The software architecture required a database Server, which was used to house all of the raw telemetry information. This same server was also used to provide the consumption model for the Power BI dashboards created using Microsoft Azure’s Power BI SaaS platform. The dashboard design incorporated 11 different data sources with web portal access.

  • Operational insights and control of telemetry data, temperature, electricity, gas, water and waste to stakeholders through internet based platform
  • Give public access to environmental data predicating awareness over utility and resource minimisation initiatives
  • Improve on Mirvac’s brand image through impeccable standards of technological development

Building Shared Values

Consultation in quality technological systems - Identify value, ethos and culture necessary to drive efficiency and discover innovations

Requirements

The Mirvac Property Group has adopted an integrated business model which focuses on design, construction and asset management to deliver quality built environments for stakeholders and tenants. The land mark construction project of 200 George recognises that the human element and the environemnt is of utmost importance and the design of the Power BI is no exception in effect, featuring;

  • Operational insights and control over telemetry data for stakeholders through Microsoft Azure’s Power BI SaaS platform
  • and to give publics access to environmental data predicating awareness over utility and resource minimisation initiatives.

Technical Overview

Integrated design, development to implementation of infrastructure required to facilitate;

  • Double skin facade measurement system across three aspects, incorporating internal and external pyranometers, heat-flux sensors and cavity temperature sensors
  • A vibration sensor system across 4 locations on one floor
  • Return-air CO, CO2 measurements
  • Slab temperatures on two levels across 4 locations
  • A display board including EasyIO FG32+ controllers, EDMI MK10A electricity meters, and Kamstrupp hot and cold water meters
  • Integration of JCI MetaSys BMS data via an Airmaster/Bueno Systems Tridium softJACE incorporating 125,000 data points
  • Integration of Schindler iPORT lift control system with the softJACE
  • Integration of SAMBA indoor environment quality (IEQ) sensor network provided by USYD

Data is then processed off-site and integrated into Microsoft Power BI business intelligence suite which is used across Mirvac. Data from the central database feeds;

  • Microsoft Power BI dashboards and reports
  • Building dashboards on multiple levels
  • Lift car displays
  • The foyer directory board

OPTIMISING TECHNOLOGY

Develop organisational goals - translate problems into opportunities through technology to deliver value and return-on-investment

INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS

Turning data into knowledge at a building and portfolio level - provide business solutions that are specific and actionable

The Solution

The project involved integrating telemetry data captured from the building’s peripherals, such as temperature and water usage into a wider building management systems. The human element is engaged via dashboards providing stakeholders access through Microsoft Azure’s Power BI Saas platform and internal user interfaces located in the elevators and lobby. Detailed statistics over electrical, waste and water consumption fuels user engagement via interactive visualisations for stakeholders, visuals and game like scenarios for publics based on access cards.

Waste Data – waste data provider portal accepts web form style uploads from waste service contractors.

Elevators – The elevator screens will use a Flash based product to display the dashboards to building tenants.

Lobby Screens – A content management system is employed to display graphics when the screens are idle. This software is capable of connecting to HTML directions which displays content based on user interaction with their access cards.

Power BI API – develop custom web components to authenticate and render Power BI reports on a web page hosted inside the IIS web server. Each URL will be made available to the CMS for consumption and display on the Lobby screens.

Azure Directory – User defined analytics and reporting control through Power BI for stakeholders through Azure’s web-based portal.

Summary

The dashboarding solution is a bespoke and clever use of integrated applied technologies. At its very least it provides a value-added solution for the stakeholders and publics of 200 George. For stakeholders, the BI platform provides insights into consumption patterns which can be used to drive efficiency programs. For tenants and publics, the user interfaces determine unique front of mind visuals fostering awareness. 200 George sets a new standard in high-rise developments, as evidence and testament to what can be achieved and aspired to as a modern society. The innovative and clever dashboard solution is a reflection of a partnership striving to make a statement over the technology of human centric design.

5 Star Green Rating
Consumption Insights
Environmental Awareness
Improve Brand Image