Sydney – August 9, 2016 – BuildingIQ (ASX:BIQ) today announces its partnership with BUILDINGSENSE, headquartered in Perth, Australia. As a systems solution partner of SAUTER Building Control International Ltd., GAMI FCU/AHU and Pettinaroli Valve Assembly, BUILDINGSENSE has a holistic approach to designing building environments.
The partnership adds BuildingIQ’s data analytics, intelligent modeling, and predictive controls to BUILDINGSENSE’s solutions, while enabling BuildingIQ to leverage data from systems other than heating, venting, and air-conditioning. Through this new agreement, BuildingIQ will increase its presence in Western Australia and expand the capabilities of its cloud-based platform to provide a unique set of technology-enabled services for the industry.
BuildingIQ’s 5i platform allows BUILDINGSENSE to finely tune buildings both pre- and post- occupancy for better energy performance. It also empowers the incoming operations team with a cloud-based solution that will achieve energy efficiency, operational and tenant comfort goals by fine-tuning building controls as people start occupying a structure and create new heat loads.
“BuildingIQ’s partnership with BUILDINGSENESE creates opportunities for us to help shape the Australian market’s perception about the role of software and predictive control in sustainable structures,” said Michael Nark, president & CEO of BuildingIQ. “Access to SAUTER’s independent BACnet building management system and room controllers, allows the 5i platform to gather data and control a building at the most granular zone level possible. This will ensure that from an early stage of a building’s lifecycle, we are able to continuously commission building controls in order to optimize energy and comfort as the building fills with tenants and occupancy patterns are established.”
Hari Singh, BUILDINGSENSE’s CEO and founder said, “We believe that the entire process of new building construction has to be reimagined. Partnering with BuildingIQ means we can use energy intelligence to shape the personality of a building as soon as it’s ready for occupancy – akin to putting the brain and nervous system into a building so that it can be kept tuned for balancing energy savings, tenant comfort, and operational efficiency. It is also our belief that the strategic partnership will deliver a highly-performing and defect-free building.”
Room controllers are vital components to the design of both Australian and European buildings. Aggregation of data at the room-level in combination with BuildingIQ’s advanced modeling, diagnostic, and measurement and verification capabilities will add unparalleled transparency to the heating and cooling operations of buildings across Western Australia. Using the room-level data in combination with numerous other external and internal variables, the 5i platform will generate a thermal model to serve as the basis of operational recommendations. This will keep buildings from drifting away from original design goals in new construction and increase efficiency in existing buildings.