For mainstream commercial properties (10,000sf to 100,000sf), the biggest challenge to creating cost-effective, high-ROI smart buildings has been the lack of interoperability between devices. This includes legacy equipment such as roof-top chillers, electric meters, and lighting control panels as well as next-generation IoT sensors and switches.
Cost-effectively deploy and connect IoT devices and legacy building systems
CANDI solves the connectivity challenge. CANDI software in low-cost, industry-leading gateways bi-directionally links building services and operators to their remote assets. This technology-agnostic, open IoT server bridges protocols, integrates devices, and normalizes and secures data. IoT devices can now be cost-effectively deployed, and legacy devices retrofitted to generate comprehensive data for analytics, monitoring, and automation. The resulting savings in energy and maintenance costs can provide compelling ROI, even for buildings under 100,000 square feet.
Significant ROI within months
Savings for a proactive energy management program in a mid-sized commercial building can range from 10% to 25%. For a typical 75,000 square foot building, this equates to an annual potential savings of $15,000 to $50,000 per year. Some buildings can save over $100,000 annually.
CANDI links devices and data in buildings to industry-leading services, creating high-ROI scenarios. Use cases include:
- Automating zoned thermostats
- Daylight harvesting
- Off-hours load control
- Peak load avoidance for heavy equipment
- Utility time-of-use (TOU) program alignment
ROI on energy management alone can occur in 6 to 24 months. Additional financial benefits to owners and building managers include tenant sub-metering, reduced maintenance overhead, remote alerts on high-value equipment, and sustainability metrics.