MRO Magazine

Zurn adds plumbing to smart-building’s list


Engineering

June 25, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

Photo: Zurn Canada.

Zurn Canada’s Connected products to bring plumbing and restrooms into the smart-building ecosystem.

Smart-buildings operate on a larger scale and provide an opportunity for facility managers to increase efficiency and improve their bottom line.

Lighting, HVAC and security systems can all be integrated into the smart-building using a building automation system (BAS), and now plumbing can be added to that list.

“Zurn’s Connected products bring plumbing and restrooms into the smart-building ecosystem,” said Adam Findlay, Digital Sales Manager, Zurn Canada. “With real-time information about activations and water usage, users can track trends, schedule maintenance and identify small issues before they become big problems. This ultimately leads to increased efficiency and a significant savings for facility managers.”

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Connected products consist of faucets, flush valves, occupancy lights, back flow preventers, water meters and pressure monitors that use a series of sensors to monitor performance and water use, then analyze the data to provide real-time insights on the plumbing and fixtures in the building. These insights are delivered through Zurn’s plumbSMART interface, which can be accessed through a website or mobile app.

PlumbSMART data and Connected products can be integrated into an existing BAS using cloud-to-cloud technology, allowing facility managers to control all of the building’s systems with one convenient app.

Connected products can be installed during new builds, or existing facilities can be retrofitted with Connected sensors.