Deal means 5,000 buildings will get internet lighting

SOME 5,000 commercial buildings will get Internet of Things-connected lighting in a deal signed this week between technology firm Gooee and Dutch property services giant Croonwolter&dros.

Croonwolter&dros chief Bas Ambachtsheer and Gooee boss Andrew Johnson at the signing of the record deal

Gooee’s Building Operating System – which includes a Bluetooth sensing network deployed using the luminaires  – will take control of inefficient, existing building systems to optimise both building and business performance.

‘This is a major milestone in smart real estate,’ Bas Ambachtsheer, president at Croonwolter&dros, told Lux Review.

‘If people thought buildings were smart now, they are in for a shock. A system like Gooee, which integrates into our total proposition of ‘getting-a-grip’ on a building, will become a standard.

‘I’m pleased to say that I'm going to use Gooee as the main solution provider and roll it out across our portfolio in combination with a smart front end app solution from our strategic partner, Office App.

“But this is just the beginning. Implementing the Gooee platform, starting with BuildviewTM, across our estate enables us to gain visibility throughout our portfolio and offer clients an enhanced service with improved operational efficiency’.

CW&D is adding additional intelligent software connecting to a standardised maintenance and asset management set-up.

Benefits of Gooee include reducing energy consumption and operational costs with an overall lower cost of ownership.  A subscription based model reduces upfront investment and aligns with short pay payback periods for landlords, managers and tenants.

With almost 12 million square metres being maintained and serviced by CW&D, just 10 per cent saving on energy alone would save €120M in costs over the 10-year agreement.

Neil Salt, managing director and co-founder of Gooee, told Lux Review: ‘The most critical element in a car is its software. Today, companies like Tesla can improve the performance and efficiency of your vehicle with remotely managed software.

‘This is what Gooee can do for buildings systems that aren’t integrated and were originally designed for function over efficiency.

‘Our investment in technology and IP across wireless communications, lighting, sensing and cloud-based applications have now made this a reality at scale and Gooee is at the forefront of this innovation.’

  In addition to bi-directional control of critical systems, Gooee’s platform offers environmental and behavioural analytics with its SpaceView application and LightView, an IoT Bluetooth sensing network deployed via the lghting.

Andrew Johnson, Gooee CEO and founder said: ‘Creating the first globally scalable, open IoT platform for smart buildings has taken five years of engineering and investment.

‘Our vision was to create value for all building stakeholders with the largest aggregated dataset, driving actionable insights.

‘Croonwolter&dros is the perfect launch partner in the Netherlands with an aligned vision that an operating system for buildings is the future of infrastructure and asset management, all managed from the cloud.’

 

  • Learn more about internet-connected lighting at the LuxLive 2019 exhibition, taking place at London ExCeL on Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November 2019. Entry is free - see the full programme and register for free HERE.

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