Today over half the world’s population lives in cities. Over the next 20 years, nearly 10% more will move to cities. The demand for new urban buildings has never been higher, and to date most of the attention has been narrowly focused on improving energy efficiency. This approach leaves value on the table, and attention is now turning to leveraging intelligence to improve occupant comfort, productivity, and health – together these account for 90% of doing business.
 
There are 4 key enablers to truly maximize the value for any corporation looking to profit from the deployment of intelligent equipment and software in commercial and residential buildings, namely:
 
  • Energy generation, management, and end-use hardware that generate, use, and manage energy within the building, and consider how it interfaces with the Grid
  • Multi-function sensors and control networks that gather data from building systems, spaces, and send commands to equipment, allowing buildings to adapt to the people inside
  • Energy and performance analytics software that aggregates data from different sources in the cloud, and generates insights which give the sensors and control networks intelligence
  • Emerging design tools that can be used to design and deliver high-performance buildings, identify energy conservation opportunities, and consider the life cycle of a building

Recently Profiled Companies

  • GreenWave Systems

    Developer of internet of things software and service management platform

    Nov 18, 2016

  • Green City Solutions

    Urban air purification stand-alone green wall system based on moss culture

    Nov 18, 2016

  • Verdigris

    Circuit-level sub-metering system with machine learning capabilities

    Nov 18, 2016

  • Nanomade Concept

    Strain-based, force-sensing touch sensor for flexible displays, vital sign detectors, and floors

    Nov 9, 2016

  • SmarTap

    Connected bathroom platform for residential and commercial markets

    Oct 31, 2016

  • Essence

    Developer of hardware and software solutions for professional home security, smart home, and senior monitoring

    Oct 31, 2016

  • Ecofactor

    Energy data analytics software for HEM, demand response, and HVAC performance monitoring

    Oct 31, 2016

  • EnOcean

    Low power energy harvesting wireless communication modules for sensors and controls for IoT applications

    Oct 31, 2016

  • uHoo

    Air quality monitoring

    Oct 27, 2016

  • DropCar

    App-based valet parking and vehicle support platform

    Oct 26, 2016

  • Axiom Exergy

    Thermal energy storage systems for refrigeration loads

    Oct 20, 2016

  • Link Labs

    Systems for LPWAN

    Oct 20, 2016

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SAMPLE INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS TOPICS
  • Stirling engines, CHP, thermo-acoustics
  • Load disaggregation software
  • HVAC central plant equipment
  • Heat and energy recovery ventilators
  • Distributed sub-meters
  • Low-power and wireless sensors
  • Multi-function sensors
  • Smart thermostats
  • Networked lighting control
  • Air quality sensors
  • Connected home
  • Continuous optimization algorithms
  • Data collection and management
  • Energy analytics software
  • Multi-variable regression algorithms
  • Energy modelling software
  • Wireless communication
  • On-site generation
  • Demand response/demand-side management
  • District energy
  • Load curve analytics
  • Utility customer engagement
  • Energy recovery
  • Lighting and HVAC control
  • Building systems integration
  • Indoor air quality management
  • Smart home capability
  • Real-time optimization
  • Automated fault detection and diagnosis
  • Continuous commissioning
  • High-performance building design
  • Energy services
  • Measurement and Verification

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