IoT and the Energy Smart Building

Did you know that?

Residential, commercial and public buildings collectively account for 30 to 40% of the world’s energy consumption? Around 60% of the world’s electricity consumption? And approximately 1/3 of GHG emissions?

In short, buildings are some the world’s biggest polluters and optimising their energy consumption will not only help the environment, but would also save building operators and property managers a lot of money!

While the construction sector is estimated to be worth 10% of global GDP, the overall efficiency and performance of most buildings fall below their potential. By adopting IoT technologies, energy consumption in buildings can be optimised – resulting in reduced energy consumption and significant cost savings.

The energy implications of the Internet of Things for Buildings

With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart sensors can now easily and cost effectively be retrofitted into a building – and within a matter of minutes wirelessly communicate data about the building’s key assets and functions to decision makers or maintenance teams in real time. Remote Monitoring Systems (RMS) provide real time building analytics that help gain visibility into system performance within a particular building or across a portfolio of buildings. The visibility gained from IoT smart sensors drives energy efficiency and provides a better understanding of how energy usage within a building or multiple buildings can be most efficiently managed. Alarms and targets can also be applied to ensure that optimal standards are adhered to – providing building managers maximum transparency at any given time.

Urbanise’s RMS solution is deployed using a software-as-a-service model that enables the cost-effective analysis of data through a Cloud-based Platform. Data is communicated to decision makers in real time – using IoT smart sensors to monitor and communicate equipment performance – transforming raw data into valuable information and insight.


Clients immediately recognise the benefits in identifying anomalies and preventing equipment failures as well as improving space and energy management using the Urbanise cloud Platform’s smart sensor alarms and defect detection capabilities. This, combined with the minimal investment cost of remote monitoring delivers high returns in energy and operational savings underlined by the translation of data into actionable information that delivers improved performance all around.

Energy efficiency is just another measurable benefit of the Internet of Things….