Eugene Gutkin, President and CEO
One of the biggest challenges facing commercial building owners and operators is reducing energy consumption and saving money. According to various sources, commercial buildings waste an average of 30 percent with their energy consumption. Furthermore, maintaining a constant temperature inside the building is still challenging as HVAC control systems are plagued with malfunctioning devices, incorrect programming, and little ability to adapt to changing workspace trends. As a result, businesses are looking to deploy additional sensors that can locate and identify these inefficiencies to create a high performance building. However, these sensors can only be truly beneficial if there is a competent and reliable platform to aggregate, and deliver potent insights. As a cloud or on-premise software platform, the IBIS 2.0 Platform provides a single pane of glass view into the workings of building operations, such as lighting, HVAC and power. The IBIS Platform also works with systems like renewable generation, water systems, charging stations, occupancy monitoring, and indoor environmental quality, among others. This provides the building operations team with 365/24/7 visual awareness in real time as well as the ability to perform data analytics in a myriad of ways. Needless to say, IBIS is one of the leading smart building solution providers that help buildings maintain adequate indoor environmental quality conditions without sacrificing energy-saving opportunities. In addition, it enables their client to integrate with their own already installed systems, to make buildings safe, productive, healthy, and efficient.
With IBIS’s intelligent energy management system, facilities can more effectively manage processes such as climate control, which have many hidden ineffeciencis in traditional buildings.
For example, the energy management system turns off the lighting and HVAC systems when not in use which would normally be completely wasted energy and cost. IBIS uses the combination of existing technology and cutting-edge systems such as intelligent sensors to decrease building operational costs by automatically adjusting lighting, ventilation, and temperatures based on the number of occupants and building usage patterns. According to Energy Star, even a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption can increase net operating income by 1.5 percent. In addition, IBIS helps customers effectively comply with energy and sustainability regulations.
IBIS also works with renewable energies, water and waste systems, sub-metering, occupancy monitoring, and high-quality indoor environment measuring to provide an overview of the buildings operation that is concise and easy to use. The platform is also very dynamic, and keeps innovating by constantly adding various new modules and use cases. The modules of the IBIS Platform are designed to solve specific problems related to building management, energy saving, continuous improvement, and reporting, while the platform itself can be easily integrated into existing infrastructures and provide complete tools for visualization and reporting.
IBIS also offers consultancy services to customers to design intelligent buildings, workplaces, and smart cities. Building a lifecycle strategy requires the collaboration of leaders to share global governance and change management and close collaboration to achieve business goals. The biggest obstacle for building owners/operators was the lack of cooperation and communication between scattered organizational structures and executive committees. As a result, the construction lifecycle strategy has an unreasonably low priority. Many smart building projects become ineffective without ongoing support and maintenance. As a leading supplier, IBIS provides projects from concept to lifecycle to ensure long-term productivity.
Eugene Gutkin, President and CEO of IBIS, said, “We are working on smart floor technology that will allow us to track the number of people in the building and the environment quality, and regulate the operation of the building system to achieve high effeciency.” The technology helps to shut down the vacant space, reducing the demand and saving energy. “And that will probably be a significant change because the kWh cost per person will increase dramatically after the pandemic and we’re trying to mitigate the problem.” He added that technology becomes more critical in the new environment because by knowing where and when people are, we will significantly reduce the amount of energy provided to buildings.
The adoption of intelligent building technologies is becoming more popular everyday, which may make them more affordable and accessible than ever before. As IBIS offers core benefits such as cost savings, more efficient use of space, and an engaging customer experience, investors are increasingly looking for properties that have already benefitted from this new technology.