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

  • Daintree Networks

    Wireless building equipment control system

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  • EcoFactor

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

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  • Retroficiency

    Software tools for remote energy assessments and automated energy audits

    May 3, 2015

  • Digital Lumens

    LED fixtures and light management systems for commercial and industrial applications

    May 3, 2015

  • Optimum Energy

    Optimization and performance management software and control system for chilled water plants, air-handling systems, and boiler plants

    Apr 19, 2015

  • LoadIQ

    Commercial building energy monitoring and reporting for energy management service providers

    Apr 19, 2015

  • Sunnovations

    Sensor and controller for retrofitting existing tank-type domestic water heaters

    Apr 19, 2015

  • BeNext

    Home automation and energy management devices and software

    Apr 5, 2015

  • Climacheck

    Diagnostic tool for refrigerant-based cooling systems

    Apr 5, 2015

  • Greinon

    Connected and adaptable lighting for urban environments

    Apr 5, 2015

  • TigiSolar

    Manufacturer of sealed flat-panel solar thermal collectors with integrated transparent insulation

    Apr 5, 2015

  • Utilisave

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    Mar 22, 2015

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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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