Energy cost savings are already being realised at several schools in Florida, USA, that chose IoT.nxt’s solution to deliver energy optimisation and reduce consumption. Since installation started in September, some schools where the technology is fully activated and running have reported savings of up to 15%.
“The roll-out is progressing well and we expect to have 50 schools running the IoT solution by the end of the year,” says Jason Bradlee, COO of IoT.nxt Americas. “We are very encouraged by the results already achieved and on the back of that have been approached by four more states to introduce similar projects.”
“Many building management operations use pre-set systems to switch energy facilities on and off at particular, fixed times in order to reduce consumption,” explains IoT.nxt CEO, Nico Steyn. “IoT strategie allows building managers to effect optimal usage in a building. The IoT technology makes it possible to take various factors, for instance occupancy and ambient external temperature, into account to intelligently adjust energy used to change the temperature in a building or to purify the air. This way consumption is optimised, which delivers significant cost savings.”
Bradlee expects strong growth for IoT.nxt in the USA as the company’s offering is unlike the majority of IoT solution providers currently rolling out projects. “IoT.nxt has real distinction around IoT technology,” he explains. “There are many point-to-point IoT offerings, but no other company can leverage existing infrastructure, which means no new capital investment is required. This is a significant differentiator.”
According to Bradlee the company will use a partnership strategy to drive its growth in the Americas, since it cannot employ the number of people it will need in time to meet the demand of projects currently in development. Team members from South Africa are currently in the US to support the schools roll-out process, and in addition to Bradlee, are supported by a US based project manager in Tampa.
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