Low data-rate wireless technologies, such as LoRaWAN, enable the deployment of energy-efficient, low-cost sensors that can collect data on energy consumption from various devices and equipment. These sensors can be installed in offices, buildings, and other industrial settings to monitor energy usage in real-time and provide insights into how energy resources can be better managed.
For example, smart thermostats can be used to control heating and cooling systems, reducing energy consumption when rooms are not in use. Similarly, occupancy sensors can be installed in rooms and hallways to detect when people are present, automatically turning off lights and HVAC systems when the space is unoccupied.
In addition to real-time monitoring, historical data can also be used to identify trends and patterns in energy usage. This data can be analysed to develop energy management strategies, such as identifying peak usage times and implementing measures to reduce consumption during these periods. For example, energy usage data can be used to optimise the performance of HVAC systems and lighting systems, reducing energy waste and lowering costs.
Overall, the use of low data-rate wireless and other IoT technologies in energy management enables individuals and organisations to understand their energy usage better, identify areas where energy consumption can be reduced, and make informed decisions about energy conservation. This can lead to cost savings, more sustainable use of resources, and a reduced carbon footprint.
How we can help
We have partnered with EnOcean, the leading provider of energy harvesting wireless technology, to offer our customers innovative and sustainable solutions for smart buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT).
EnOcean's technology is a game-changer, eliminating the need for batteries or wires to power environmental sensors. Their innovative SmartServer technology allows us to interface with BACnet-based HVAC and building control systems. These technologies integrate with our own Tagscout IoT platform to offer unparalleled flexibility, control, and ease of use.