Is your HVAC system in good shape? Find out right away from the building itself with this innovative IoT technology

by Brianna Crandall — February 13, 2019 — Wisestate has just launched innovative IoT technology that allows facilities and engineering teams to communicate directly with their buildings HVAC systems via WhatsApp or Telegram. This Internet of Things (IoT) solution enables facilities managers (FMs) to take control over their heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system from anywhere and at any time.

This innovative communication technology based on the latest IoT developments provides FMs with the advantage of a streamlined approach to interact directly with their systems. This can even be done remotely, thus reducing the need for constant on-site monitoring, freeing up maintenance resources and speeding up reaction time to any incident requiring attention.

The IoT technology will also allow FMs and engineers to take preventive maintenance measures and to recognize and monitor potentially hazardous situations before they escalate.

The technology was developed in a partnership between Wisestate and Quimera Energy Efficiency (QEE) in cooperation with technology company No Interface, a spin-off from Telefonica Digital Ltd. and developer of technology allowing machines to “talk” through popular communication interfaces.

These three companies now work together to deliver easily accessible, user-friendly solutions that make buildings smart and enable clients to optimize the operation of their properties to achieve the highest level of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

The “exciting” new development leverages artificial intelligence (AI), which allows oral and written communication between members of the facilities department and parts of the HVAC system of a building. The system has developed to the stage where it can now recognize grammar mistakes as well as slang in a language and always interpret it correctly, notes Wisestate.

The “Talking Buildings” technology has been successfully deployed at the Hyatt Regency London — The Churchill, allowing members of the hotel’s maintenance team to ask questions and request real-time information about the actual temperature and status of their equipment, including water-flow data and detailed energy consumption data, as well as the predicted operational plan for the actual day and the configuration of the equipment.

Hotels and other facilities that utilize this state-of-the-art IoT technology become smart buildings and immediately benefit from the ability to optimize their operation, thus reducing energy consumption, utility bills and their own carbon footprint. This helps organizations and global hospitality brands deliver on sustainability goals and reflects the wishes of building occupants and ever-more-demanding guests without detracting in any way from their comfort, says Wisestate.

See how the Talking Buildings technology works by watching the video available on Vimeo.