SEOUL – KT Corp., South Korea's largest telecommunications company, plans to launch a suite of smart building services in cooperation with its subsidiary, KT Estate.
The new ICT-based integrated service consists of "Smart Building Sensing" and "Smart Building BEMS", the nation's top telecom company said.
"Smart Building BEMS" is a building energy management system jointly developed by KT and KT Estate, which specializes in property development and management. It is a real-time energy management and operational consulting service for building owners and constructors.
Those who apply for building permits are required to submit an energy-saving plan that entails a building energy management system (BEMS) that monitors and controls a building's energy needs. Proof that the BEMS meets regulations must be shown before the building is used.
Currently, public buildings with a floor space of 10,000 square meters or more are required to set up a BEMS. The regulation is scheduled to be extended in 2025 to private buildings with a floor space of 1,000 square meters or more and public buildings with a floor space of 500 square meters or more.
Prospective building owners will also benefit from consulting service provided by KT Estate experts who systematically analyze, measure and evaluate major energy-consuming facilities to improve energy efficiency and conservation.
KT's BEMS model, installed in cloud storage, costs less than the systems operating independently in conventional buildings. Building owners will also be able to slash their maintenance costs, with KT Estate's smart integrated control center offering remote energy management service for five years.
The price for KT's smart building service includes 200,000 won per unit of Smart Building Sensing and approximately 125 million won for second-grade Smart Building BEMS, including five-year operational cost.
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