Motorola leads EU scheme to make buildings more energy efficient

Technology giant Motorola Solutions is leading an international consortium to make buildings in the EU more energy efficient. The scheme was launched by the European Commission and a number of academics […]

By Jacqueline Echevarria

Technology giant Motorola Solutions is leading an international consortium to make buildings in the EU more energy efficient.

The scheme was launched by the European Commission and a number of academics and firms are part of it.

They will work together to create new ways for building owners, facility managers and energy service companies (ESCOs) to operate their sites more effectively.

That will include tools to provide better visibility on how energy-related decisions impact management, cost and environmental health.

The Tools for Continuous Building Performance Auditing (TOPA) are analytic gadgets and methodologies which use a cloud-based platform for continuous energy performance auditing.

They will also take into account how buildings are used and the state of their environment and air quality.

The project is expected to enable savings of up to 20% through energy efficiency programmes.

The goal of is to improve understanding and reduce the existing gap between predicted and actual energy performances in buildings to 10%.

Boris Kantsepolsky, Business Development Manager at Motorola Solutions Israel and TOPAs Project Co-ordinator said: “The TOPAs consortium will demonstrate how international collaboration can contribute to the improvement of environmental conditions on the planet, creating new business opportunities through the reduction of energy usage. By reducing costs and enhancing sustainability, the TOPAs encourage businesses to invest in positive social change that will make people’s lives better.”

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