Buildings and Cities are by far the biggest consumers of energy (70%) and emitters of carbon dioxide (c. 40%). Achieving carbon neutrality will require the use of big data at scale to enable more informed consumption of resources in cities, and material savings.

EU research, confirmed through commercial deployments, shows that connected sub-meters and cost allocators lead to energy consumption improvements of 20-26% within the first 12 months. (Source: Professor B. Oschatz, analysis of the energy saving potential of low energy buildings).

  • Since 2012, the EU has encouraged the connection of sub-meters and heat cost allocators in buildings to promote better usage of energy (Articles 9 – 11 of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency).
  • New buildings must connect these devices, and old buildings must ensure connections if technically feasible and cost efficient (with very clear formulas).
  • When considering carbon neutrality, regulators will need to focus on retrofitting of existing buildings; 65% of buildings we will be using by 2060 have already been constructed.
  • End-users are looking for data triangulation from multiple vendors.
  • Inkwell Data offers structural advantages in terms of costs, security and flexibility.
  • For many technical reasons, competitors in this space are very limited in the number of points they can connect per gateway.
  • With Altior, we can turn sub-meters and heat cost allocators into gateways, as part of a decentralised, highly cost-effective network design.
  • Our digital twin platform enables to connect all required devices in a large commercial building (five floors +) in less than a week.
  • Our platform can add sources of data from multiple vendors.
  • We design, install and operate a micro private network per building, at very competitive costs.
  • Other applications include:
Smart Street Lightning

With Smart Lighting, city authorities can keep real-time tracking of lighting to ensure optimised illumination and deliver demand-based lighting in different zones. Smart Lighting also helps in daylight harvesting and saves energy by dimming out sectors with no occupancies.

Smart Parking

Parking is a problem and an opportunity for the Smart City. Implementing Smart Parking is beneficial from a revenue point of view and allows to maximise the utilisation of precious parking slots.

Smart Waste Management

Smart solutions for tracking waste help municipalities and waste service managers providing the ability to optimise wastes, reducing operational costs and better addressing the environmental issues associated with an inefficient waste collection.

Connected Charging Stations

Smart infrastructure also allows implementing charging stations in parking systems, city fleets, shopping malls and buildings, airports and bus stations across the city. Electronic Vehicle (EV) charging platforms can be integrated with IoT to streamline the operations of EV charging and addresses the impact of the power grid.