Generation of open data for better management and planning:
One of the most exciting and promising opportunities that smart buildings offer to property owners and city leaders is in the creation, consolidation and analysis of data.
With smart building data that can be readily analysed and combined with other data sources, Buddy Ohm provides new insight into how, when and why buildings and cities consume natural resources – helping to uncover what might be done to reduce consumption.
Smart building projects create an excellent, practical opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of a city.
Buildings can contribute 40% of a cities’ overall CO2 emissions, as well as vast amounts of energy and water.
There are enormous opportunities to use technology to improve building efficiency.
Return on investment:
Against the backdrop of ever increasing energy costs, smart building projects generate a great return on investment.
Any savings made can be reinvested back into city services or other smart city projects.
Additionally, smarter and more energy efficient buildings are more valuable and provide a range of other benefits, including health benefits for occupants.
Smart building services don’t need to be prohibitively expensive Building Management Systems, difficult to implement or only suitable for larger sites.
With the advent of “internet of things” technologies, every building can be smart. Buddy Ohm is a service that can place energy monitoring and smart building services in the hands of city planners, building owners and tenants alike.
The built environment provides the daily backdrop for our city lives and lifestyles.
Educating and engaging citizens to better manage resource consumption in and within the built environment creates an opportunity to meaningfully and practically engage citizens in smart city projects.
Meeting mandatory requirements:
The cheapest and cleanest energy in our region is the energy we don’t use.
Recognising the impact that energy efficiency could have on national and regional carbon footprints, governments around the world have established a range of mandatory and voluntary reporting frameworks to drive energy efficiency improvements.
Data from smart building systems can provide an opportunity to monitor progress.