05 December 2018
IoT specialists Pangea and Buddy Platform are teaming up in a bid to transform the way energy is used in buildings in the UK and beyond. UK-based Pangea provides global IoT connectivity, systems, and actionable analytics. Users can remotely monitor, analyse, and control their networked devices via the company’s portal.
According to Pangea, currently in the UK, 30 per cent of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, 53 per cent of small businesses don’t plan for energy usage, and 20 per cent of companies spend more than £250,000 a year on energy.
The company says that’s where its ‘Fitbit for Buildings’ comes in. Through a combination of IoT sensors and SIMenabled IoT connectivity, the device tracks a multitude of energy stats, all on a per building, floor, desk or device basis.
“It’s more than just a tracker,” says Pangea MD Dan Cunliffe. “The data collected helps your building tell a story of where and how energy is being used and puts businesses back in control. Our goal is to address and solve a very real, tangible problem that every industry will face at some point.”
Pangea says its system is installed in a few hours with a device that clips onto a surface in a building. This then communicates with Buddy Platform via Pangea’s cellular IoT connectivity.
Headquartered in Australia, Buddy Platform has developed a number of smart solutions including Buddy Ohm which is at the heart of Pangea’s ‘Fitbit for Buildings’. Buddy claims its resource monitoring solution harnesses real-time utility and operational data to reduce or mitigate risk and improve operations, savings and sustainability.