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Raising a building's IQ

The partnership allows the two companies to finely tune buildings pre- and post- occupancy for better energy performance

The partnership aims to deliver high-performing and defect-free buildings
The partnership aims to deliver high-performing and defect-free buildings

BuildingIQ has joined forces with Buildingsense to extend the capabilities of its cloud-based platform and expand its presence in Western Australia.


The partnership adds BuildingIQ’s data analytics, intelligent modelling, and predictive controls to Buildingsense’s solutions, while enabling BuildingIQ to leverage data from systems other than heating, venting, and air-conditioning. Buildingsense is a systems solution partner of Sauter Building Control International, GAMI FCU/AHU and Pettinaroli Valve Assembly.


According to the partners, BuildingIQ’s 5i platform will allow Buildingsense to “finely tune” buildings both pre- and post- occupancy for better energy performance management. 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 creating new heat loads.


“We believe that the entire process of new building construction has to be reimagined,” said Hari Singh, founder and CEO, Buildingsense. “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.”


He added: “It is also our belief that the strategic partnership will deliver a highly-performing and defect-free building.”


Room controllers are vital components in the design of both Australian and European buildings. Aggregation of data at the room-level in combination with BuildingIQ’s modelling, diagnostic, and measurement and verification capabilities will add 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, the partners said.


“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,” added Michael Nark, president & CEO of BuildingIQ.


“This will ensure that from an early stage of a building’s lifecycle, we are able to continuously commission building controls in order to optimise energy and comfort as the building fills with tenants and occupancy patterns are established.”



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