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

  • BreezoMeter

    City-level air quality monitoring software platform with air-pollutant dispersion and forecasting models

    Aug 21, 2016

  • WiseUp

    Cloud-based software focused on improving energy efficiency and operations in commercial buildings

    Aug 21, 2016

  • Urjanet

    Energy utility data as a service

    Aug 15, 2016

  • Baseform

    SaaS analytics and planning solutions for networked water infrastructures, buildings, and cities

    Aug 10, 2016

  • Tvilight

    Lighting controls with wireless communication for outdoor and street lighting

    Aug 7, 2016

  • Telensa

    Developer of connected street lighting and smart city wireless networks

    Aug 7, 2016

  • Wynd Technologies

    City-level air quality monitoring and smart portable personal air purification

    Aug 7, 2016

  • Sprimo

    Developer of a smart personal indoor air purifier

    Aug 7, 2016

  • WrightGrid

    Solar-powered public charging stations

    Jul 27, 2016

  • Iotas

    Smart home platform focused on user portability and rental housing

    Jul 24, 2016

  • NavVis

    Navigation, digitalization, and visualization of indoor spaces enabling location-based services

    Jul 24, 2016

  • Heatworks Technologies

    Tankless water heater based on high-frequency power input control by microprocessor

    Jul 13, 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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