We’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with Buddy. A smart buildings-focused solutions and cloud services provider for both Australia and the US, Buddy are an accomplished and innovative industry player, and we’re teaming up to completely transform the way energy is used in buildings in the UK and beyond.
Currently in the UK, 30% of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, 53% of small businesses don’t plan for energy usage, and 20% of companies spend over a whopping £250,000 a year on energy.
of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted
of small businesses have no methods in place to manage energy efficiency
of companies spend more than £250,000 a year on energy
of decision makers say energy costs are a serious threat to business
It’s hard enough for businesses to manage occupant behaviour and deal with rising operational costs, all while trying to meet complex government policies like ESOS. That’s where Fitbit for Buildings comes in: through a combination of IoT sensors and SIM-enabled IoT connectivity, the device tracks a multitude of energy stats, all on a per building, floor, desk or device basis. Whether it’s electricity and water consumption or temperature and humidity across a single or multiple buildings, operators will have their building’s vitals placed at their fingertips over a real-time dashboard with a sleek interface and impactful visuals.
Installed in a matter of hours, the device itself clips to a surface in a building and communicates with the Buddy Platform via Pangea cellular IoT connectivity. Then it’s go time: businesses can start monitoring energy usage for patterns, stay aware of anomalies, and solve problems before they crop up. They can set efficiency targets, meet government green standards, and stop worrying about being caught out by ridiculous energy bills.
‘We’re delighted to be working with Buddy. The partnership is in line with the strategy of helping our partners engage with IoT through a solution that’s transferable over many sectors—after all, everybody has a building,’ said Dan Cunliffe, our MD. ‘It’s more than just a tracker. 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.’
Martin Carroll, Managing Director of Buddy Platform Ltd, Europe, commented: ‘Pangea’s business model and partner focus is a great fit for Buddy Platform in Europe and we’re excited for this growth opportunity to move forward. Since launching our solutions to make spaces smarter in Europe, we’ve been encouraged with the uptake of our Buddy Ohm solution across the UK, Ireland, Spain and Italy. In particular our relationship with channel partners like Pangea IoT in the UK enables the rapid distribution of our solutions across all commercial and industrial sector.’
Buddy Platform Limited (BUD.ASX) provides simple, affordable and engaging solutions for customers of any size to make their spaces smarter and their occupants more efficient, environmentally-aware and informed. Buddy Cloud, Buddy Ohm and Parse on Buddy are the company’s core offerings that empower its customers to fully leverage digital technologies and their impact in a strategic and sustainable way. Buddy Cloud enables ubiquitous access to and storage of data from any environment – recreational vehicles, schools, commercial buildings or an entire city – in support of smarter, healthier spaces. Buddy Ohm is a resource monitoring solution that simplifies building operations and provides peace of mind by harnessing real-time utility and operational data to reduce or mitigate risk and improve operations, savings and sustainability. Parse on Buddy is a mobile backend as a service (mBaaS) built on the world’s most popular BaaS technology. Buddy Platform is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia, with offices in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit www.buddy.com
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