The new platform will use IoT tech to monitor and evaluate how much energy is being used by different pieces of equipment, such as lighting, heating, and ventilation systems.
Using the system will allow companies to manage multiple sites and buildings through a single hub. The information can then be used to discover quickly where energy is being wasted and allow them to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
Utilitywise is partnering with Vodafone and technology giant Dell to create the product. The collaboration will also see Vodafone and Utilitywise’s sales teams both take the platform to market.
Brin Sheridan, Utilitywise corporate division managing director, said: “This is a truly ground-breaking technology that will produce significant savings for businesses.
“By giving business owners and building managers unprecedented insight into how their businesses are using energy, they can make truly-informed decisions about how to reduce their utility bills. Utilitywise’s intelligent building controls solution has the potential to produce huge savings for customers, freeing up cash to be invested elsewhere.”
Using the new platform will also allow businesses to eliminate the need for expensive software licences and maintenance agreements that often exist as part of building management systems.
Stefano Gastaut, Vodafone’s director of IoT, said: “This is a great example of how IoT is being used to disrupt and innovate. IoT is helping to create smarter buildings and to change the level of control and insight companies can get about their energy performance, that unlocks new savings and potentially lowers their carbon footprint.”
Dermot O’Connell, Dell’s EMC OEM solutions vice president, added: “We’re delighted to be making this bold move into the building services arena with Vodafone and Utilitywise.
“With this unique combination we have the ability to reduce energy consumption bills for thousands of UK businesses by combining Dell EMC’s advanced infrastructure solutions – which are ideal for connecting systems like legacy building management commonly referred to as Operations Technology – to state of the art connectivity from Vodafone and advanced data ingestion and analytics from Utilitywise.
“Partnerships like this open up new opportunities for growth and will shape the way the Internet of Things.”