Point's elements work with a hierarchy in the Faradai Energy. Location/Building is the highest element in the hierarchy. The hierarchy offers order to easily adjust your points. If you want to get information about Point Management, you can go to this article: What is Point Management?

Elements of Hierarchy

There are three types of elements inside the hierarchy:

  • Location/Building: The highest element in the hierarchy, may be location or building. It represents the Point.
  • Sub-location/Building part: This element is under the Location/Buildingin the hierarchy, and works dependent on Location or Building
  • Asset: Assets are parts of the system. Assets may be devices that consume or produce energy such as air conditioning, heater system, or generator.

Golden rules about the Hierarchy

  • Each point can be associated with only one Location or Building.
  • There cannot be another Location/Building below the Location/Building.
  • Location/Building just must be Building type.
  • Sub-location/Building part or Assets cannot be used without Location/Building.
  • Location/Building is the parentLocation in this platform. Under the parentlocation, the Sub-location/Building part or Assets can be created.
  • Sub-location/Building part can be used under another Sub-location/Building part.
  • Sub-location/Building part just must be Floor type.
  • Assets can be added below Location/Building or Sub-location/Building part.
  • There can be other Assets below the Assets.

Note: For better understanding, it can be thought of as:

  • You have an office in Istanbul. This office represents Location.
  • There are five floors in this office. Floors represent the Sub-location.
  • There are small kitchens on the floors of the office. These kitchens represent the Sub-Sublocation.
  • Each floor and kitchen have air conditioning and a heater. These represent the Assets. Assets can be applied to both Sub-location and Sub-Sublocation.

Heritage of Hierarchy

The heritage concept is the most important golden rule and should be the main reason to define how you will organize your hierarchy of Points.  

If you assign a Location to a Point, the Sub-locations and Assets below it will inherit the Location assigned to that Point.

The heritage concept will be applied in all the configuration and visualization menus. All sub-elements will appear in visualize. You can click on the 'Hierarchy Tree'to access this visualization.

If you want to get information about Hierarchy Tree and ConfiguringPoint Management, you can go to this article: Configuring Point Management

Hierarchy Tree