Dublin, Ireland – 4th November 2014 – Irish wireless sensor company EpiSensor has introduced an Internet of Things Platform that can dramatically increase energy efficiency in commercial and industrial buildings.
Energy usage data from industrial wireless sensors is sent to the cloud for analysis, which highlights areas of waste so action can be taken. This can reduce energy usage by up to 30%, with a return on investment of 3-6 months.
Hardware is going through a renaissance at the moment. With the Internet of Things market forecast to exceed $7 trillion by 2020, there is growing demand for real-world data to power a new wave of disruptive cloud applications.
“With 40% of the world’s energy used within buildings, and up to 40% of this wasted – there is a huge opportunity to reduce cost and emissions,” commented Brendan Carroll, Founder of EpiSensor, “but key to unlocking these savings is making it easier to collect energy usage data from buildings.”
EpiSensor’s Internet of Things Platform for Industry is integrated with over 30 cloud software apps, some tailored to specific industries. Using EpiSensor’s platform, these software applications gather data from many sites, analyze it and turn it into useful information.
By comparing energy usage to benchmarks from similar buildings, and tracking occupancy and production levels; areas of waste are highlighted. Facility managers are then presented with a tailored action plan to improve efficiency – which could include adjusting control systems, changing temperature set points, or upgrading inefficient equipment.
“The combined flexibility, security and ease of installation of EpiSensor’s solution means that we can respond to opportunities quickly, with minimum disruption to operations on site, and with confidence that our customer data is secure.” commented Patrick Liddy, Director for Regulatory Affairs and Operations at EnerNOC.
The European Union has set targets of reducing emissions by 20% by the year 2020. With global share of renewable power generation currently at just 5% of the total, experts agree that increasing energy efficiency will be key to achieving these goals.
EpiSensor is exhibiting at the exclusive START section of the Web Summit – Europe’s largest tech conference. The sold-out event in Dublin, Ireland, will host 20,000 attendees from all over the world.
EpiSensor products are trusted by some of the world’s largest and most secure organisations. EpiSensor has lowered costs and reduced environmental impact for Fortune 500 customers in Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America.
Data produced by EpiSensor’s systems can transform the efficiency of a organisation by providing insight into areas of waste that could not be achieved using traditional monitoring, control and automation systems. All EpiSensor products are designed and manufactured in Ireland.